Brian as the winner of BB2 was one of four winners taking part in the celebrity edition of Come Dine With Me – Big Brother Special. He battled it out against Nadia Almada (Winner BB5) Brian Belo(Winner BB8) and Sophie Read(Winner BB10) to not only to provide the finest culinary delights but also be the most convivial host on the evening to be the winner of £1000 for charity.
None of the menus would have Gordon Ramsey quaking in his boots, however Brian’s Starter: Rocket and parmesan salad. Main: Shepherd's pie and Desssert: Eton mess, was deemed the most impressive of the four.
There were numerous ‘shakes head in disbelief’ moments throughout the four days. Sophie asking Brian Dowling “Do potatoes grown on trees?” To which he replied, “Yes, right by the money tree and the diamond tree." And was ‘chowder a type of dog?’ Brian Belo tried to squeeze a peeled lemon with a potato masher and make soup without any liquid!
Brian Dowling summed up the four nights perfectly "We've had drunken Brian Belo, we've had broken glasses, we've had fun, we've had lots of feely-touchiness, we've had a budding romance and we've had an argument. It's better than Big Brother!"