FORMER Big Brother star Brian Dowling has been left fuming after not being mentioned when people talk about the show's former hosts.
The Irish star accused the show's new hosts of wiping him from the history books.
Brian, 45, won the second ever series of Big Brother in 2001 and went on to host it for two years from 2011 to 2013.
AJ Odudu and Will Best have teamed up to host the new series on ITV – and recently forgot to mention him when discussing its past presenters
Writing on X, formerly Twitter, last night, Brian said: "I was only 33 years old when I was offered the job of hosting the main show. I, of course, said yes, even though it was the spin-off show I wanted & not the main show.
"But I would have been a fool to turn it down. Speaking honestly, I always feel some people like to change history & try & erase the fact I hosted the show directly after Davina & then it went to Emma."
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He continued: "Just recently, on Friday's This Morning, for example. The new hosts of Big Brother AJ & Will were being interviewed & they were asked if they had spoken to Emma & Davina obviously as the ex hosts & then their pics were brought up on screen.
"Yet again, there wasn't even a mention of my time hosting, or even anyone on the production team that would have at least flagged that I was also an ex-presenter."
Brian was given the honour of presenting Big Brother when original host Davina McCall stepped down in 2010.
He was front and centre for two series' of the original show and four of the celebrity version before the reigns were handed over to Emma Willis.
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Brian took part in iconic moments such as crowning Luke Anderson the winner to interviewing the likes of Denise Welch, Julian Clary, Heidi & Spencer and Rylan.
He added in a lengthy post: "I have the ABSOLUTE BEST MEMORIES EVER as a housemate. I then went on to host the show for six seasons, the first man to host Big Brother …
"It would have been so lovely to have been included, or to even get a thumbs up from my peers would be INCREDIBLE. I find it so odd that this keeps happening.
"I think AJ is a FABULOUS choice as a host. I don't know Will, but he seems like a lot of fun. I would like to wish them both | the best of luck as the new hosts."
After his Big Brother gig, Brian went on to forge a hugely successful career as a presenter, hosting shows including SMTV: Live, The Salon and Live From Studio Five.
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