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Mrs Brown's Boys cast reveal they were 'in debt' when live show ended

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The stars of Mrs Browns Boys have revealed how they were in debt in the early runs of the show.

Though massive success was to come later, the comedy stars revealed on the Late Late Show tonight that they hit rock bottom during a live show run.

Eilish O’Carroll, who plays Winnie McGoogan, said that Brendan broke the devastating news to the cast that the show would not be continuing.

After playing to just 150 people in a 1,159-seat theatre in Hull, in England, Brendan knew it was the end.

Eilish told Ryan Tubridy that like the rest of the cast, she was devastated.

She went home to Cork, packed her bags and piled all of her belongings into her car, and rented her house for the summer so that she could pay her mortgage.

Luckily, later that summer, Brendan got a call to say BBC would commission a series. The cast have never looked back.

Fiona, Brendan’s daughter, told Ryan: “The Director of the TV series learned very quickly that we need an extra fifteen minutes in the morning because we all hug each other.”

And in relation to her Dad dressing as a woman, she laughed: “It’s a bit odd alright, especially when he’s in the women’s section of Dunnes Stores holding up something, saying ‘what d’ya think?’”

Eilish added: "We’re not the Little House on the Prairie, we’re like any family. We have our ups and downs.”

“Danny and Fiona are my surrogate kids.”

“Mrs Browns Boys: D’Movie" opens on June 27.

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