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Big Brother's Brian Dowling hits out at Davina McCall amid ongoing row

by Lovie Lavarack (2020-07-07)

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Big Brother's Brian Dowling has taken to Instagram to hit back at Davina McCall amid an ongoing row about the reality show and its new Best Shows Ever series. 

The reality star, 42, wrote on his Instagram Story on Saturday: 'I can't believe I'm in this position AGAIN where I'm having to justify my feelings regarding BIG BROTHER.' 

He then posted a lengthy statement, directed toward Davina, 52, which read: 'I'm really sad that you have again posted something today which continues to fan the flames of this on social media and in the press. 

Speaking out: Big Brother's Brian Dowling has taken to Instagram to hit back at Davina McCall amid an ongoing row about the reality show and its new Best Shows Ever series

'On Thursday morning I posted a video on Instagram saying that I was hurt and upset that I wasn't referenced at all as a host of Big Brother in the chat between all the presenters, and how this plays into my general treatment by the production company since they fired me. 

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'This was not a personal attack on you, Rylan or Emma at all because as far as I'm aware you do not make or edit the show and I'm a huge fan of all of you as presenters.'  

Brian was initially upset by the new Channel 4 series, which looks back at the most iconic episodes of the show, because he wasn't noted as being a presenter. 

Controversy: The reality star, 42, tour đài loan từ hà nội wrote: 'I can't believe I'm in this position AGAIN where I'm having to justify my feelings regarding BIG BROTHER'

Candid: He then posted a lengthy statement, directed toward Davina, to defend his recent actions 

He presented the show from 2011 to 2013 before being taken over by Emma Willis - something he claims he wasn't told about and only discovered after reading it in The Sun. 

During an interview with Emma, 44, Rylan Clarke-Neal asked what it was like to take over as presenter of Big Brother after working with the 'Big Mother' Davina, 52. 

Emma said: 'You poo your pants a bit, you think you can never follow the Queen so just try and do as good a job as possible.'

Hurt: Brian was initially upset by the new Channel 4 series, which looks back at the most iconic episodes of the show, because he wasn't noted as being a presenter

Davina defended her statement by tweeting to say: 'This is what he said.

He was referring to when she worked with me on C4. 

'Clear as day. He never said she took over from me as host.'

Brian's statement continued: 'This was me saying that my feelings were hurt, as I felt that my hosting six series of the show was airbrushed out. 

'I understand that the Channel 5 shows were not being shown on your new series, however Emma's role as host was specifically discussed and Rylan's Bit On the Side show was also referenced during the series. 

Drama: Davina defended Emma's statement by tweeting to say: 'This is what he said.

He was referring to when she worked with me on C4'



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