Brian Dowling terrified of disappointing Big Brother legend Davina McCall

Big Brother host Brian Dowling has shared his fears of stepping into former host Davina’s big shoes just days before the show kicks off.

On a quest to prove that he is more than just an ex-BB winner, the 33-year-old from Ireland admits his determination to impress the former Channel 4 host.

“She [Davina] said she would be watching, which is terrifying,” he told Heat Magazine. “I’m more scared of her thinking I’m s*** than the Channel 5 execs!”

“She messaged me saying that I should relax and enjoy it as I’ll be amazing and the show will be a big success.”

Despite the pre-launch nerves, the bubbly TV star says he is delighted to delve into all things Big Brother and return to the reality world.

“It’s amazing. I’m relieved it’s out there now, because I’ve known for three weeks and have been sworn to secrecy…I’m a bit of a gossip, so not being allowed to tell anyone was torture.”

Having the advantage of previously living life inside the house, Brian has offered his wisdom to the next lot of celebrities who will enter the house on August 18.

“Be yourself and don’t expect too much from the show. I think some people go in there with a clear agenda, and success isn’t always guaranteed when you leave.

“I hope they get a good mix of characters, you want a bit of conflict, but in a panto way.”

A number of celebrities are rumoured to be packing their suitcase in preparation for the show although no official announcement has been made. Find out the Celebrity Big Brother rumoured line-up here.

Watch the above video of when the BB auditions came to Glasgow!

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