Mrs Brown's Boys to continue until at least 2026, Brendan O'Carroll confirms
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Mrs Brown's Boys will continue to air until at least 2026, show creator Brendan O'Carroll has confirmed.
The inexplicably popular sitcom is due to return this Christmas and will be sticking around for at least another six years after a new deal was struck with the BBC. The contract includes a clause guaranteeing the coveted 10pm Christmas day slot.
"It’s incredible that the BBC have nailed down such a special slot for Mrs Brown," he told the Irish Sun.
"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.”
The cast travelled to Glasgow to film two Christmas specials in October, having done read-through rehearsals on Zoom.
The BBC recently announced its Christmas day schedule, which includes Christmas specials of Top of the Pops, Strictly Come Dancing and Michael McIntyre's The Wheel, as well as EastEnders at 9pm.