Dowling additionally hosted a showbiz slot on Vernon Kay’s BBC Radio 1 Saturday morning present from October 2004 to September 2006.
In July 2005, Dowling fronted the Party within the Park live performance in Leeds with Coronation Street’s Nikki Sanderson. He then went on to entrance the Irish O2 within the Park live performance, in Phoenix Park, Dublin, alongside Fran Cosgrave and Caroline Morahan in August 2005.
Dowling usually stood in for Liz Bonnin on LivingTV’s Celebrity Extra present in 2004. He has additionally voiced quite a few adverts and TV collection and has introduced the companion present to I’m Famous and Frightened!
In 2002, Brian co-hosted the Elle Style Awards with BBC Radio 1 presenter Jo Whiley. In 2003, he joined Duncan James and Tara Palmer-Tomkinson in presenting the NOW Magazine Style Awards, the place he additionally received the award for Most Stylish UK Personality.
Dowling adopted Big Brother by presenting SMTV Live, changing into the primary brazenly homosexual kids’s tv presenter. He additionally introduced his personal present on ITV, Brian’s Boyfriends, in addition to narrating the Channel 4 actuality collection The Salon.
Dowling was the winner of collection 2 of Big Brother, beating Helen Adams within the last and polling 4,231,660 votes (58%) out of a complete 7,255,094. In 2010, Brian returned to compete within the last Big Brother on Channel 4 and he turned the Ultimate Big Brother Housemate. Brian spent a complete of 82 days within the Big Brother home, 64 for his unique keep and later 18 days for Ultimate Big Brother.
Dowling was born in Rathangan, County Kildare, Ireland. Before he entered the general public eye, he educated as a vacation rep and air steward, working as a flight attendant for Ryanair. He got here out as homosexual to his dad and mom two days earlier than showing in Big Brother in 2001.
On 22 July 2011, it was confirmed that Dowling would grow to be the brand new host of Big Brother upon its switch to Channel 5, changing Davina McCall. After presenting two editions of Big Brother and 4 editions of Celebrity Big Brother, Channel 5 confirmed in April 2013 that Dowling was to get replaced by Emma Willis.
Brian Patrick Robert Dowling (born 13 June 1978) is an Irish tv presenter. He rose to fame after profitable the second collection of actuality collection Big Brother, and went on to win Ultimate Big Brother in 2010. In 2007, he got here third in Hell’s Kitchen and in 2008, he was runner-up within the Irish actuality tv collection Fáilte Towers. Dowling then guest-presented Live from Studio Five alongside Kate Walsh from 2010 till its cancellation in February 2011.
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