Brendan O'Carroll signs Mrs Brown's Boys deal for festive specials until 2026

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 17 December 2020
Brendan O'Carroll as Mrs Brown

Brendan O'Carroll as Mrs Brown

'Mrs Brown's Boys' creator Brendan O'Carroll has penned a deal with the BBC to air festive specials of the programme on Christmas Day until 2026

Brendan O'Carroll has signed a deal with the BBC for 'Mrs Brown's Boys' Christmas specials to air until 2026.

The 65-year-old comedian, who plays the titular foul-mouthed matriarch Agnes Brown, is delighted the show has secured the six-year contract for a special every Christmas Day at 10pm.

He said: "It’s incredible that the BBC have nailed down such a special slot for 'Mrs Brown'.

"We’ve been doing it for nine years already – which is six more than 'The Royle Family' had and more than 'Morecambe and Wise'.

"This new deal we signed last week goes all the way to 2026, which means I will be able to grow into the part."

Brendan also admitted that part of the deal means he doesn't have to make the festive special if the BBC don't plan to air the episode at 10pm on Christmas Day, because they "shouldn't be making it" if it isn't deemed "good enough" for the big day.

He added to The Irish Sun newspaper: "We’ve a clause in which guarantees 'Mrs Brown' is aired at 10pm on Christmas night, or else we don’t have to make it.

"I wanted that because if it’s not good enough for Christmas Day, then we shouldn’t be making it."

Brendan previously admitted he wants to die on stage as Mrs Brown.

He said: "I intend to drop dead on the stage. It's my intention to milk this widow to death.

"But that's the secret of Mrs Brown – just when you think there is nothing to write about there is a new drama."

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