Celebrity Big Brother 2013: Brian Dowling: I'll respect Jim Davidson like any other housemate

Celebrity Big Brother host Brian Dowling and rumoured housemate Jim Davidson have had their serious differences in the past.

Brian Dowling says he'll be professional when it comes to Jim Davidson. Copyright [Splash]

But the Irish presenter says he'll treat the TV star with respect if he goes into the famous house tomorrow night.

Speaking about rumours Jim is set to take part in the brand new series of the show on This Morning, Brian said: "When you get paid to do a job you have to be professional.

"I'm there as the host of the show. If Jim [Davidson] is there I will give him the same respect as I'd give any of the housemates."

Brian and Jim Davidson famously fell out on Hell's Kitchen back in 2007. Copyright [Wenn]

The pair famously fell out when they both took part in Hell's Kitchen in 2007.

Whilst taking part in the cooking show, Jim was kicked off for making homophobic remarks towards the Irish star.

After Brian burst into tears, Jim said: "Go on. You play the whole homophobic card you are a f**** disgrace" before adding "Why do shirt lifters pull that same face".

But Brian says he won't be letting his private life get in the way of professionalism. He added: "We're not friends so I've got no personal interest."

Brian reckons Rylan Clark could win Celebrity Big Brother. Copyright [Rex]

Talking about other rumoured housemates, Davina McCall's successor said he reckons X Factor star Rylan Clark will go all the way if he ends up in the house.

He said: "Rylan represents what you'd want from a housemate. If he was on the show he'd definitely make it to the final."

Other celebrities who are rumoured to be heading for the famous Channel 5 house are The Hills couple Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt as well as Hollywood wildchild Lindsay Lohan.

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