Big Brother’s Brian Dowling announces birth of daughter and reveals name


Big Brother winner and presenter Brian Dowling Gourounlian has announced the birth of his second daughter with husband Arthur Gourounlian.

The couple, who married in 2015 and became fathers to a baby girl named Blake in 2022, have welcomed another baby girl into the world named Blu.

Brian confirmed the happy news via Instagram, sharing some sweet photos of himself and Arthur cradling their newborn in the hospital.
“Please be upstanding for the arrival of our BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTER, Blu Amar Rose Dowling Gourounlian. Blu was delivered safely on Sunday, June 23rd, at 13:33h, weighing 6lb 2ozs,” he captioned the post.

“Myself & Papa @gourounlian are ABSOLUTELY BESOTTED & actually can’t believe we now have two little beauties to keep us on our toes.”

Brian continued by thanking their surrogate, his sister Aoife, writing: “@effidy_dowling_, you are a SUPERSTAR & we are, as always, FOREVER GRATEFUL. You stayed so calm, considering it wasn’t exactly the birth plan we had initially hoped for.


“Baby Blu was adamant to arrive on Sunday, the 23rd of June & nothing or no one was going to stop her. Big Sister Blake, you have been activated.”

Brian first announced that he and Arthur were going to be parents again back in March, writing on Instagram at the time: “We are so excited about the arrival of Baby Dowling Gourounlian Number 2 this Summer.

“We have already been so blessed with Blake we can’t believe how lucky we are as parents to welcome another baby to our family. Blake is going to be the BEST BIG SISTER EVER.”

Brian rose to fame after winning the second series of Big Brother in 2001, before going on to win Ultimate Big Brother in 2010. Following his two-time victory, the reality star hosted Big Brother and its celebrity version between 2011 and 2013.