Brendan O’Carroll has confirmed that Mrs Brown’s Boys will continue on the BBC until at least 2026 in a massive new deal.
The much-loved sitcom – which is due to return this Christmas and New Year – will continue on with guaranteed specials each festive season on the coveted 10pm time slot.
Brendan, who stars as Agnes Brown, created the character more than 20 years ago, with the slapstick series focused on the foul-mouthed Irish family becoming a Christmas Day staple.
He’s now confirmed the show won’t be going away anytime soon, either.
He told The Irish Sun: ‘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, and 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.’
It’s not known whether or not this new deal also includes new full series of the show, and it’s spin-off talk show All Round To Mrs Brown’s, which features celebrity guests visiting the family home.
The news comes after Brendan spoke out after the sudden exit of Gary Hollywood, who played Dino Doyle on the series.
It was rumoured that Gary fell out with him over a pay dispute, but Brendan brushed it off and said that wasn’t the case.
Mrs Brown’s Boys returns Christmas Day at 10pm on BBC One.
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