On Friday 10 September Brian won the title of Ultimate Big Brother Housemate! Brian looked shocked as Davina McCall called out his name to the Elstree crowd as the winner, ahead of Nikki Grahame in second place. Brian won with 49-21% of the second part of the vote ahead of Nikki Grahame who received 30.28% and Chantelle Houghton who received 20.51%.
Davina crowning Brian as the Ultimate Housemate was the climax of an evening devoted to the iconic TV show which has now reached the end of its time on Channel 4. Brian looked dapper in a smart black suit and tie fitting perfectly the funeral theme of the evening.
Brian had been favourite to win the show for much of its two and a half week duration; however a strong showing by Nikki towards the end of the last week made the final a slightly tense and nervous affair. There were few doubts though that Brian would come through to win in the end.
Most of the memorable moments during the show involved him and he again made us laugh throughout with his hilarious banter with the other housemates. However Brian will not only be remembered for his effortless humour but for his compassion and warmth to his fellow housemates. Chantelle dubbing him ‘the nicest guy she had ever met’ and Ulrika saying that ‘every girl should have a Brian Dowling in their lives’.
Long term and newly converted fans alike cast their votes to crown Brian the well deserved Ultimate Big Brother Housemate.