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Friday 6th December 2019

Big Brother's Brian Belo launches scathing attack on Rylan Clark-Neal and Emma Willis

"These people aren’t Dermot and Davina"

Big Brother star Brian Belo has hit out at presenters Emma Willis and Rylan Clark-Neal ahead of the show's finale tonight.

Brian, who won the series back in 2007 when Davina McCall was host, previously criticised the pair in a scathing Twitter rant earlier this year.

And now, in a new interview, Brian has accused Emma and Rylan of "fooling everybody into thinking they're the most famous people in the world" before admitting he's "glad" the show is coming to an end.

Brian admitted he's "glad" the show is coming to an end (Credit: /

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Speaking to the Metro, Brian said: "Emma and Rylan just absolutely drive me insane. They fool everybody into thinking they’re the most famous people in the world."

He went on to compare them to Davina, who fronted the show when it aired on Channel 4, and Dermot O'Leary - who hosted Big Brother's Little Brother until 2008.

Brian ranted: "Dude, seriously these people aren’t Dermot and Davina. I don’t mean to be nasty but I’ve seen Davina do interviews and I’ve been in the same room as Dermot doing his thing, and they don’t struggle when reading off an autocue."

Davina was hosting the show when Brian won it in 2007 (Credit: Wenn)

Emma took over hosting duties in 2013 and Rylan became the presenter on Big Brother's Bit on the Side that same year after the show moved to Channel 5 in 2011.

Brian then branded Rylan "annoying" before saying the presenter's head is "just over-inflated".

He added to the publication: "He’s from X Factor as well, that’s what’s even more embarrassing. That’s why it’s getting axed, because a novelty contestant is actually running Big Brother. It’s like the lunatics running the asylum."

Emma and Rylan just absolutely drive me insane.

Brian re-entering the Big Brother house in 2015 (Credit: /

Brian admitted he "can't wait" for Big Brother to end and for Rylan and Emma to see "how stupid it got".

Big Brother will air its final episode tonight after announcing in September the show’s 19th series would be its last.

In a statement at the time, Channel 5 said: "The forthcoming series of Big Brother will be the last – of either celebrity or civilian versions – on Channel 5.

"We’d like to thank Endemol and all of the production team who have worked tirelessly to make the show a success.

Rylan hosts Big Brother's spin off Bit on the Side (Credit: Channel 5)

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"We’d also like to thank our brilliant presenters - Emma on Big Brother and Rylan from Bit on the Side - for their consummate professionalism, Marcus, the voice of Big Brother and all of the housemates who have created so many memorable moments."

Meanwhile, Brian told the outlet that he believes the broadcaster is just "trying to get rid" of Emma and Rylan.

ED! has contacted representatives for Emma and Rylan for comment.

The final episode of Big Brother airs tonight at 10pm on Channel 5.

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