‘Mrs Brown’s Boys’ isn’t ending any time soon, says creator

Polarising BBC sitcom is set to return for a pair of specials over the festive period

The creator of Mrs Brown’s Boys has dismissed reports that he is calling time on the polarising sitcom.

During an interview on ITV’s This Morning yesterday (December 18), Brendan O’Carroll – who stars as Mrs Brown as well as writing every episode – explained that rumours of the show’s demise have been fuelled by a misunderstanding.

O’Carroll told viewers: “Danny, my son, lives in Donegal and he was doing a charity function up in Donegal. And in an interview he gave they said, ‘So what’s happening with Mrs Brown’, and he said, ‘Oh, we’re finished with Mrs Brown’. But he meant we’d just finished the Christmas specials. So the newspaper went with, ‘The end of Mrs Brown’s Boys, which is great, loads of publicity, fantastic.”

Confirming that he intends to continue making Mrs Brown’s Boys for the foreseeable future, O’Carroll added: “I’m not the kind of guy that would work hard for 20 years and then as soon as we make something successful, stop.”

Mrs Brown’s Boys is set to return for a pair of specials over the festive period, airing on BBC One on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. A spin-off film titled Mrs. Brown’s Boys D’Movie was released in cinemas this June and topped the box office in both the UK and Ireland.