Breath of fresh ire! BIG BRO BRIAN BLASTS BAD BREATH SLUR.
IRISH Big Brother star Brian Dowling has hit back at critics claim he has stinking breath!
The Kildare-born celebrity was recently outed as having one of the worst breaths in showbusiness.
But the camp star has claimed he actually suffers from a medical condition. "Yes, I had gingivitis when I was on Big Brother. My breath was really pungent, terrible," he claimed.
The 27-year-old Irishman is now preparing for a new TV show which will see him working through the night.
The Mint, which runs from 8pm each evening until 4am, will be a mix of celebrity interviews and gossip.
Brian reckons his days as a trolly dolly with no-frills airline Ryanair will stand to him on the marathon show.
He said: "I'll be doing three days on and six days off so it won't be too bad.
"My days as an air steward have given me a taster for it." Since winning Big Brother 2 back in 2001, Brian has worked on various TV shows including SMTV Live.
And he admits he battles with his weight, but is fed up with people talking about it.
"I don't think I'm fat at all. I'm 5ft 11in and I weigh 12st. But people always keep mentioning it for some reason.
"I got a nutritionist before Christmas and managed to lose 16lbs, but I put six back on," he said. And Brian insisted he will not follow in the footsteps of Stephen Gately or Elton John by having a gay wedding.
He revealed: "I'm only 27 and my boyfriend Arthur is only 25. I like having my independence, so we don't live together.
"I value living on my own - especially after BIg Brother."
ROSEY: Brian Dowling