Celebrity Big Brother 2013: Brian Dowling would 'respect' Jim Davidson

Brian Dowling (Celebrity Big Brother)

Celebrity Big Brother host Brian Dowling has said he'll "respect" Jim Davidson if the comic takes part in the show.

The stand up had been linked to the series, but was arrested tonight by police as part of operation Yew Tree.

If, somehow, Jim is able to take part in the series tonight then Brian has said there won't be fireworks between them.

Host Brian and comic Jim famously clashed back on Hell's Kitchen in 2007, with Jim getting the boot after a heated argument that saw Brian in tears.

But despite their past, Brian insisted: "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."

Speaking on This Morning about the new series, Brian added: "We're not friends so I've got no personal interest."

Meanwhile Brian tipped X Factor's Rylan Clark to make the final, assuming he does actually enter!

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."

Browse pictures of the rumoured CBB line up below...

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