Brian Dowling to host two more years of Big Brother

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 3 April 2012
Brian Dowling

Brian Dowling

Brian Dowling will host 'Big Brother' until at least the end of 2014 after Channel 5 signed a new deal with Endemol

Brian Dowling will host 'Big Brother' until at least the end of 2014.

Channel 5 - which began broadcasting the show in 2011 after it was dropped by Channel 4 - has signed a new deal with production company Endemol to screen the programme for two more years and both Brian and 'Big Brother's Bit On The Side' presenter Emma Willis will return.

Jeff Ford, director of programmes at Channel 5 said: "We're hugely excited to have secured the return of 'Big Brother' for Channel 5 which will continue to form a key part of our programming schedule."

It was announced last month that the broadcaster will also make an extra season of 'Celebrity Big Brother' this year after the last edition of the show in January - which was won by 'Loose Women's Denise Welch - impressed bosses.

The show will be aired in late summer, although it will see the non-celebrity version of the show cut from 14 weeks to 10 to accommodate its run.

Denise was crowned winner of the show in January, beating Frankie Cocozza in second place and admitted she was stunned to have won the public vote.

When asked by Brian how it felt to win, Denise - who bared her breasts on the reality show - said: "I didn't know whether to celebrate or get my t**s out. I can't talk ... I'm not going to be modest it feels bloody brilliant!"

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