Mrs Brown’s Boys star lined up for new BBC show

How exciting!

Mrs Brown’s Boys on BBC has become one of the best loved sitcoms of recent years and its star, Brendan O’Carroll, has single handedly had the viewers in hysterics in every episode.

Due to his huge success starring in the show, he has reportedly landed his own show where he won’t need to cross-dress or play a character.

Brendan will star in a new panel show (Credit: BBC)

The Irish comedian will play himself for a change, in his own panel show called Tell Me Something I Don’t Know.

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A source told The Sun: “The BBC are really excited about the premise.

“It’s set to be a lively family show, which sees contestants play games and answer questions. Bosses know that Mrs Brown’s Boys has a fiercely loyal following who can be relied on to tune in to see whatever Brendan is getting up to.

“There’s hope it will become a staple entertainment show.”

Mrs Browns Boys has become a hugely successful sitcom of recent years (Credit: BBC)

But that’s not all that’s in store for Brendan, as the Mrs Brown’s Boys chatshow spinoff All Round To Mrs Brown’s is set to return next year.

And if all that wasn’t enough work for the star, he will return this Christmas for a special episode of Mrs Brown’s Boys. Someone’s a busy bee!

But one person who definitely won’t be returning to the Christmas episode is actor Rory Cowan, who played Rory Brown, because he recently quit the show.

“I got tired of it, I haven’t been happy for the last two years working there,” he told The Mirror.

Credit: BBC
Rory quit the show as he wasn’t happy (Credit: BBC)

“There was no row with Brendan, there was no dispute over money or anything – in fact quite the opposite.

“I got so well paid it enabled me to be able to leave, I didn’t need to stay.” He added the touring was becoming monotonous and it felt like a “chore”.

Brendan didn’t seem bitter at all when he spoke about it to The Irish Sun at the time.

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He said: “To all of us it feels like Ronaldo ­leaving Man Utd. But Ronaldo went on to amazing success which I know Rory will too.

“I can’t even quantify the ­contribution Rory has made to our success and the well-being of me and my family, not just on screen or stage but way before that as a friend and a driving force in getting us here. He’s a legend.”