Thursday 22 February 2018

'Life on the road was dull' - Mrs Brown star Rory quits

Rory Cowan and Brendan O'Carroll. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Rory Cowan and Brendan O'Carroll. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Kirsty Blake Knox

Kirsty Blake Knox

'Mrs Brown's Boys' star Rory Cowan quit the hit BBC show as life on the road was becoming "dull and repetitive".

Cowan, who played the part of Agnes's son Rory, delivered his final performance at London's O2 Arena on Sunday - after 26 years working with the show's creator Brendan O'Carroll.

The actor said he had been unhappy on the show for two years, but insisted his departure was not down to a "falling out" between himself and O'Carroll.

"I have been unhappy for around two years... It was getting to the stage where I had been touring so much.

"We were playing the same venues and it just got a bit dull and repetitive.

"Life on the road can be boring and I would be staying in apartments I didn't really like. And the time off stage was dragging.

Cowan will not feature in the Christmas special, where his replacement will be announced, or on chat show 'All Round to Mrs Brown's'.

Irish Independent

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