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I'm ready for 'all stars' Big Brother return, says Brian

BRIAN DOWLING could end up back in the Big Brother house - for a special series starring former housemates.

The reality TV star (32) is "seriously considering" making a dramatic return to Big Brother, the Herald understands.

The Kildare man is considering signing up again for the Channel 4 programme, for a three-week stint at the end of the summer which will start once the current series ends.

Although he has just finished up with TV3's Celebrity Salon show, he could be gearing up for another lengthy stint behind the cameras on an Ultimate Champion version.

"There could be an opportunity for me to do the show for three weeks at the end of August and the start of September," he said.

"It's an all-stars version that will involve 15 contestants from the past ten years. It could definitely be something that I would like to do but I haven't signed on the dotted line yet, I'm still thinking."

Fans of the programme were asked last month to vote for who they most wanted to see back in a special version of Big Brother.

Drama queen Nikki Grahame came top of the poll but second series winner Brian was deemed the second most popular housemate over its 10-year run, scooping 13.3pc of the vote.

And the TV star, who reunited with his Celebrity Salon pal Pippa O'Connor for a photocall, is confident going back into the house won't backfire on him.

"I'm not worried about the Jade Goody effect happening to me," he continued. "I'm a relatively nice person and I'm always just myself around the cameras. I mean, obviously I'm not going to be exactly the same person as I was ten years ago but I'm fundamentally the same.

"I feel like this would be a great way to end it and lay it all the rest, by going back to where everything started for me."


He went on to say how he has been glued to this year's installment of the Channel 4 programme and is less than enamoured with our Irish entrant, Caoimhe Guilfoyle, who is up for eviction this Friday.

"I'm not a fan of hers. I think that she's coming across as a bit of a bitch. Once she stopped being the lesbian sidekick to Shabby, she didn't really do very much.

"True colours will always come out in the end but I really like John James, I think he could definitely win it," he added.