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Rory Cowan  Photo: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Rory Cowan Photo: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Brendan O'Carroll (right) with Mrs Brown's Boys co-stars Rory Cowan and O'Carroll's wife Jennifer Gibney at the opening of the Mrs Brown exhibition yesterday

Brendan O'Carroll (right) with Mrs Brown's Boys co-stars Rory Cowan and O'Carroll's wife Jennifer Gibney at the opening of the Mrs Brown exhibition yesterday

Publicist/actor Rory Cowan in his newly extended kitchen. The units are from Concept Kitchens and the silver wall tiles are from TileStyle

Publicist/actor Rory Cowan in his newly extended kitchen. The units are from Concept Kitchens and the silver wall tiles are from TileStyle

Rory Cowan & Alan Hughes pictured at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby at the Curragh Racecourse on Saturday 28th June. Photo: Anthony Woods

Rory Cowan & Alan Hughes pictured at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby at the Curragh Racecourse on Saturday 28th June. Photo: Anthony Woods

Rory Cowan, Conchita Wurst, Alan Hughes

Rory Cowan, Conchita Wurst, Alan Hughes

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Rory Cowan

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Rory Cowan Photo: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Keeping his mankini body in shape is tough work for Mrs Brown's Boys star Rory Cowan, but his boxing pal Bernard Dunne was on hand to offer a training session.

"I've been trying to get fit and when Bernard invited me for a session I thought I'd be mad to miss the opportunity," Rory told the Herald.

But his hard-core workout with the former champ didn't go too well, as his footwork in the ring left a lot to be desired.

"Bernard said he had never seen anything so bad," said Rory. "He accused me of being the worst dancer in the world because I couldn't even step side-to-side."

Flamboyant

The fun-loving star is no closer to becoming a pro-boxer after the workout.

"He didn't ask me to come back anyways," said the actor, who will be sticking with the gym from now on.

In Mrs Brown's Boys D'Movie, Rory, who plays the TV mammy's flamboyant gay son, famously donned a mankini.

But he has promised it is definitely the last time it will be seen.

The Mrs Brown's Boys crew have enjoyed phenomenal success since the release of the film about the foul-mouthed Dublin matriarch. It is being screened all over the world, and has been a runaway success this week in Fiji of all places, where long queues formed outside cinemas.

Publicist-turned-actor Rory said he will never leave the show.

"There's no point in me looking for anything else," he said. "Nothing would ever be as big as Mrs Brown's Boys."

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