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Big Brother: Brian Dowling to be replaced by Emma Willis as host?

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Big Brother bosses are reportedly planning to axe Brian Dowling as host.

The former winner of the reality series has been hosting the show since its move to Channel 5 in 2011.

Brian Dowling, Big Brother

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Brian Dowling

Miss Mode: Emma Willis in Christmas jumper

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Emma Willis



Emma Willis has been offered the job to replace Dowling as the show's main host, The Sun claims.

Willis is currently the presenter of spin-off show Big Brother's Bit On The Side, while she also appears on ITV's This Morning.

"Brian has been a great host but Emma is seen by channel chiefs as a true successor to Davina. They're talking to her now about taking over the role from the summer," a source said.

"Like Davina when she hosted the show, Emma's young, a mum of two, and very glamorous. The audience love her on BBBOTS, and execs want to capitalise on that.

"She's thinking it over, but it's a great opportunity and she would be mad to turn it down."

Celebrity Big Brother 2013: Brian Dowling and Emma Willis

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Dowling will reportedly have to be compensated should he be replaced, as he has signed on for another two series as host.

Bosses are said to be considering a swap of shows for the two presenters, but insiders have said that Dowling is unlikely to agree to what would in effect be a downgrade.

Big Brother will return for its 14th series in the summer on Channel 5.

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