Big Brother star Brian Dowling said his time as a host was “corrupt” after learning that he had been secretly replaced by Emma Willis.
The 42-year-old presenter went on Twitter Thursday evening to clarify Davina McCall’s claims that he had been offered the chance to appear in the retrospective series Best Shows Ever, claiming that he “hadn’t don’t want ‘to record a message considering how it was treated. .
It came after Brian attacked Big Brother bosses for having “secret discussions” with Emma behind his back to replace him as host of the show, and admitted that he was “still affected” by the way he was treated.
Controversial: Big Brother star Brian Dowling, 42, said his time as host was “corrupt” after learning that he had been secretly replaced by Emma Willis
On Thursday evening, viewers remembered Brian’s first appearance on Big Brother in 2001, who ultimately crowned him champion of the series.
Responding to a fan, Brian shared an enigmatic tweet suggesting that he hadn’t had a chance to participate in the best shows of all time, writing: “You are not alone. In fact, at this point, it gets pretty funny. People trying to rewrite history.
Following Brian’s comments about her work experience on the show, Davina spoke to social media to clarify that Brian had been offered the chance to appear in the best shows of all time.
She tweeted, “Just an FYI. We asked @brianofficial to be part of the show. He was the ultimate roommate !!!! It was obvious.
Questions: Responding to a fan, Brian shared an enigmatic tweet suggesting that he did not have the chance to participate in the best shows of all time
Drama: The presenter went on Twitter Thursday evening to clarify Davina McCall’s claims that he had been offered the chance to appear in the retrospective series Best Shows Ever
Explanation: Davina went to Twitter to say that Brian had the chance to appear in the best shows of all time
Angry: But Brian then responded by saying he felt “tainted” by the way the bosses treated him during his stay as a host, adding that he had learned from the newspapers that he had been harassed
But Brian later responded to Davina’s tweet, claiming that he had not been informed by the bosses of Emma’s recruitment, and within four weeks before being formally informed that he had been victimized. from an ax, he never received any other contact from them.
He added that he was asked if he wanted to record a phone message for Davina and Rylan Clark-Neal for the best shows of all time, but declined.
The post said, “I learned from The Sun that I was fired and replaced, and it took the production company another 4 weeks to confirm that, without a single excuse, a phone call, an SMS, a email or even a bunch of flowers or a single question asking how I was.
“All of my time on the show was marred by the way I was treated and it still affects me today.
“The same production company asked me if I wanted to film a 10-second message on my phone to say hello to you and Rylan. Surprisingly, I didn’t really want to do this.
Brian also appeared on Ultimate Big Brother in 2010 and was crowned champion, and was invited to host the show while on Channel 5.
Having his say: Brian Dowling denounced Big Brother for holding “secret talks” to hire Emma Willis behind his back (photo by the host of Big Brother in 2011)
Brian denounced the bosses of Big Brother on Thursday for speaking secretly with Emma behind his back.
The popular host presented the reality show for two civilian series and a handful of celebrity specials, before Channel 5 announced in 2013 that The Voice star Emma would take over.
Commenting on how he found out he was losing his job, Brian said it was “not a pleasant feeling” to hear the show’s bosses were in “secret discussions” with Emma.
Talk to OK! magazine, he said, “A newspaper told me the story when I signed a contract and came back to welcome two more seasons. And to find out that they were in secret talks with Emma all the time is not a pleasant feeling. ‘
He added, “But it’s just the industry we are in. It happens and I just had to keep my head up high and get away from it. But when I think back to my time as a roommate twice and host it … you have to find the positives.
Unimpressed: Two years after getting the job, he has been replaced by Emma Willis, 44, and Brian has now criticized the show for the way he was treated after his ax (photo hosting Big Brother in 2017)
Brian added that while there was “no flaw” between him and Emma, it would have been nice if she had called or texted him before he heard the bad news.
He continued, “There was no flaw. Were Emma and I friends? Probably more colleagues than friends, but it’s okay. She was in a situation where she was almost not going to refuse work. I completely sympathize with the position in which she found herself. It would have been nice to receive an SMS or call beforehand. We are colleagues, right? It was not pleasant and then watching the show … ‘
Brian also confirmed that, except for a “private conversation,” Emma had never reached out to him in seven years, adding that the last time they spoke was “a month or two after the dismissal ”in 2013.
TV star: Irish presenter, 42, won Big Brother twice – in series 2 in 2001 and nine years later on Ultimate Big Brother in 2010 – before being asked to host the show when she moved to Channel 5 (photo from Big Brother in 2001)
Speaking: Aiming at how he found out he was losing his job, Brian said it was “not a pleasant feeling” to hear the show’s bosses were in “secret talks” with Emma.
He went on to say that he had “respect” for the host and hoped that if they met, there would be “a big hug and a big kiss”.
Emma then presented the series until the end of channel 5 in 2018 with Rylan Clark-Neal, who presented the spinoff show Big Brother’s Bit On The Side.
Big Brother has once again become a topic of discussion thanks to the current reunion show broadcasting reruns of classic episodes.
Before Thursday’s episode of the best shows aired, Rylan, 31, asked Twitter to respond to fans who had criticized the series for making no mention of the fact that Brian hosted the series during the Wednesday’s episode when Emma made an appearance.
No contact: Meanwhile, Brian, who succeeded Davina McCall, added that although there is “no break” between him and Emma, it would have been nice if she called him or text him before he hears the bad news (photo from 2018)
As Davina and Emma remembered their experiences hosting the show, fans noted that Brian’s stint as host was not discussed.
Responding to the criticism, Rylan wrote, “I saw some of you and Brian feeling slightly disappointed and leaving aside the conversation between me, Davina and Emma in Wednesday’s show.
“I just want to clarify to you all that I am fully aware that Brian hosted the show because I was his last interview, which is close to my heart, as I said the night I won during the interview because I was and still am a huge fan of hers.
Radio silence: Brian also confirmed that except for a “private conversation”, Emma had “never reached out to him” in seven years, adding that the last time they spoke was “a month or two after the layoff “in 2013 (photographed in 2019)
Just to clarify what I said, “Since I got you both here, when you got the call to host the show, after working alongside the Great Mother herself, that did you cross your mind? “
“I hope it shows that I was using this opportunity as a fan to ask this question to the two people in front of me, I would have asked the same question if it was Brian and Davina or Emma and Brian.
“I have a lot of love for Brian and I would hate that he was upset and I hope that will clear the air for these tweets. Let’s take advantage of what Big Brother has left us. Enjoy the latest show. #BBUK ‘.
Statement: Rylan went to Twitter to respond to fans who criticized the series for making no mention of the fact that Brian hosted the series during Wednesday’s episode when Emma made an appearance