Davina McCall slams Brian Dowling's Big Brother’s Best Shows Ever 'snub' claim

Davina McCall has slapped down Brian Dowling’s claims that Big Brother producers snubbed him from the Best Shows Ever show.

The 52-year-old TV host took to Twitter on Thursday night to refute claims by the 42-year-old Irishman that he had not received an invitation to take part in the current recap series that Davina is co-hosting with Rylan Clark-Neal.

E4 marked the 20th anniversary of Big Brother by airing a series of celebratory episodes hosted by Davina and 31-year-old Rylan – showing highlights and memories from the axed reality series.

However some viewers took issue with the fact Brian wasn’t featured after he won the second series in 2001 – as well as the Ultimate Big Brother show in 2010.

Davina McCall has slapped down Brian Dowling’s claim he was snubbed from Big Brother’s Best Shows Ever

Brian also hosted Big Brother when it moved from Channel 4 to Channel 5 in 2011, before he was replaced by Emma Willis.

Brian had suggested he hadn’t been asked to take part in the celebration series – hinting he was snubbed when replying to a fan on Twitter earlier in the week.

A fan tweeted on Wednesday: “Although I am absolutely loving watching old episodes of #BigBrother finding it very strange that there has been no mention of [Brian Dowling] as presenter?!

“Very odd considering how loved he is and was on the show?”

Brian then replied, writing: “You are not the only one. Actually at this stage it’s getting rather funny. People trying to rewrite history.”

However, Davina shot down this suggestion with a tweet of her own on Thursday night.

Brian Dowling won Big Brother twice and also hosted the show on Channel 5

Davina was a host on Big Brother’s Best Shows Ever

She wrote: “Just an FYI . We did ask @brianofficial to be part of the show.”

She added: “He was ultimate housemate!!!! That was a no brainer.”

Big Brother’s Best Shows Ever saw familiar faces from the 19 seasons of the show – and host Emma Willis also took part in a video session with Davina and Rylan during the two week event.


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