Mrs Brown's Boys to return for live Halloween special to celebrate 10th birthday

By Jamie Roberts & David Kent

Fans of Mrs Brown's Boys will be rejoicing after hearing that the show is set to return for a Halloween special.

The BBC confirmed the sitcom will return for a one-off live performance next month to mark 10 years since the comedy began on tv.

Brendan O’Carroll's creation, in which he stars as the misbehaving Irish matriarch Agnes Brown, will return to the screens for another live performance after first airing live in 2016.

Following the announcement, the comedian said: "It’s a huge thrill to do another 'live' show for the BBC. It’ll be so wonderful to see them nervous all over again.

"We will be trying our best to stick to the script, but honestly a script is just a guideline Ha ha ha!! Bring it on!"

The BBC's Chief Content Officer, Charlotte Moore, added: "I’m thrilled that we are marking the 10th anniversary with this very special live broadcast.

"A huge thank you to Brendan and the team for keeping us all so brilliantly entertained for a decade, I can’t wait to see what mischief Agnes and family have in store for us this Halloween.”

Look who's back! Mrs Browns Boys will return for Halloween special (BBC)

The news comes after several of the show's stars walked away from the hit series due to a pay dispute.

Gary Hollywood admitted that he had suffered the "worst year of his life" since quitting the show.

The 41-year-old Scottish actor was famed for his role as hairdresser Dino Doyle in the divisive sitcom, and played the part from 2004 until 2020.

But he dramatically quit last year amid reports of a dispute over pay alongside fellow actor Damien McKiernan, who played Dino's boyfriend Rory.

After Gary reportedly questioned the pay gap, he was told he would have a reduced role during the festive specials, which was the last straw and prompted him to quit.

Damien on the other hand was told his character had been axed.

Gary told OK Magazine last month: "Dealing with the fall-out has been extremely exhausting and has really taken its toll on me emotionally.

“There was a problem with pay and things came to a head.

“It’s absolutely been the worst year of my life. I’ve felt depressed – it was one thing after another."

As well as the show turmoil, Gary had to cope with the sudden death of his brother and also the premature arrival of his baby son."


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