Brian Dowling claims his Big Brother treatment sparked mental health issues

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Large Brother 2 winner Brian Dowling has been again within the highlight this week following the truth present’s 20th anniversary spin-off sequence Greatest Present Ever hitting screens.

His very public media spat with the present’s producers, which final evening encompassed former host Davina McCall, has additionally highlighted his claims that the present left him affected by “quite a lot of psychological well being points”. 

The 42-year-old, who beat Helen Adams to win sequence two of the present in 2001 and was additionally the present’s first brazenly homosexual winner, then went on to win Final Big Brother in 2010. 

He was so in style on the present that he was supplied the possibility to host the present in 2011 and was on the helm of six sequence earlier than he was axed in 2013.

Brian was so in style as a contestant, he was requested to host iconic present, Large Brother in 2013

Nevertheless, he claimed that the best way he was handled by the present left him struggling together with his psychological well being.

In a protracted Instagram submit he wrote: “I discovered from The Solar newspaper that I used to be being fired and changed, and it took the manufacturing firm an additional 4 weeks to verify that, and not using a single thanks or apology, telephone name, textual content or e-mail or perhaps a bunch of flowers or a single query asking how I used to be.

Davina wadded into Brian’s row with the present’s producers

“My entire time on the present as a number was tainted by how I used to be handled and it nonetheless impacts me at present.”

He added: “Once I was fired I used to be harm, upset and publicly humiliated. My psychological well being and confidence has suffered terribly for the final seven years due to that and different occasions that occurred while I used to be the host.”

Emma Willis was employed to switch Brian as host of the present in 2013

He additionally spoke about how being axed from BB had affected his profession, saying: “My profession got here to a halt as a result of I couldn’t even take into account engaged on tv for a superb variety of years after that and my repute broken.”

And he additionally lashed out at backlash from followers that had refused to seem on the present, which intensified when Davina McCall tweeted to verify that he had been requested.

“I feel that could be a superb cause why I didn’t need to movie a 10-second clip, and you don’t have any thought of what actually went on seven years in the past and what I went via on the time.”

Brian stated he felt ‘insulted’ to be requested to movie ‘a 10 minute clip on Greatest Exhibits Ever with fellow former host Rylan Clarke-Neal

He additionally lashed out at backlash from followers that had refused to seem on the present, which intensified when Davina McCall tweeted to verify that he had been requested.

“The identical manufacturing firm requested me if I wished to movie a 10-second message on my telephone saying howdy to you and Rylan,” he wrote.

“Surprisingly, I didn’t actually really feel like doing that.”

Since 2014, Dowling has offered the TV3 recreation present Sitting On A Fortune in Eire and in 2020, he appeared within the fourth sequence of the Irish version of Dancing With The Stars – Dowling was paired with Laura Nolan.

Earlier this 12 months, Brian {and professional} skater Kai Widdrington had been introduced by RTE (Radio Tv of Eire) as the primary male same-sex dance companions on the present, which occurred throughout the sequence’ switch-up week.

Brian has additionally appeared in pantomime through the years.

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