Mrs Brown set for chat show
- Bang Showbiz
- 7 July 2014
'Mrs. Brown's Boys' star Brendan O'Carroll is set to take his character - the foul-mouthed Anges - and turn her into a chat show host for a new BBC programme inspired by 'The Mrs Merton Show'
Brendan O'Carroll is set for a chat show as Mrs. Brown.
The actor - who has become hugely popular as the foul-mouthed Irish matriarch - could become the new Mrs. Merton with TV bosses reportedly keen to create a programme based on Caroline Aherne's popular 90s show.
An insider told the Sunday Mirror newspaper: "Agnes Brown is irreverent, outspoken and incredibly nosey - perfect qualities for a chat-show host.
"The hope is it would be very much in line with 'The Mrs. Merton Show', which was a huge hit.
"Things are at an early stage but senior staff are hopeful this can happen. It's a fantastic idea and seems like a near-certain hit on paper."
It is said the BBC are very keen to "get the wheels in motion" on the project, due to the huge success of 'Mrs. Brown's Boys' - with some episodes across the three series watched by more than 11 million people.
Meanwhile, 'Mrs. Merton' ended its four-year run on the air in 1998 because Caroline wanted to focus on other projects.
The series had become infamous for the way she used cutting comments to put her celebrity guests in their place.