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Sunday 21 September 2014

Brendan O'Carroll finds his groove on the airwaves

Eimear Phelan

Published 28/06/2014 | 13:06

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Brendan O'Carroll and his wife Jennifer Gibney attending the world premiere of 'Mrs Brown's Boys D'Movie'

Brendan O’Carroll filled some “substantial shoes” in his own words, this morning when he filled in for Marian Finucane on the Marian Finucane show on RTÉ1.

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The Finglas entertainer took a break from promoting his new movie “Mrs Brown’s Boys D’Movie” to fill the 11-1 one slot this morning.

Despite being no stranger to radio O’Carroll seemed a little nervous,  but he soon got into the swing of things even cracking a joke “no Marian hasn’t got Laryngitis” to introduce himself.

The show featured football legend Paul McGrath talking about the Luis Swarez biting incident, a segment on the Phoenix and Ireland's “new poor” and a discussion about passion (and aggression) in sports.

O’Carroll was his usual bubbly self but kept the comedy he is famous for to a minimum throughout the show.

He did manage to get a plug in for his movie in the ‘what’s in the papers’ segment of the show saying the premiere was “the only real news in the papers” today.

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