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Brendan O'Carroll

Brendan O'Carroll

Rory Cowan

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Brendan O'Carroll

Mrs Brown's Boys, which is set to dominate the TV schedule this festive season, could be back for a new series.

There will be two specials this month, one on Christmas night and the other on New Year's Eve, and Rory Cowan, who plays Rory Brown in the cult comedy, thinks more could be on the way.

He said main man Brendan O'Carroll had so much fun writing the festive specials that a new series could very well be on the cards.

"Brendan wants to do Series 4. I think he wants to do another one because he had such a happy time with these two and he knows how funny they are himself," said Rory.

The festive specials took months to produce.

"They're the funniest Mrs Brown's Boys he's ever written. I was pinching myself and saying 'I can't believe I'm in these' just at the read-through," said Rory.

"They're amazing. Brendan had no distractions. He was totally focussed on them. In the first one Mrs Brown gets it wrong, like she always does, when she thinks Rory is getting a sex change and where it goes is hilarious.

"To me, these episodes are up there with the classic comedies of old. He's outdone himself."

Rory is busy transforming himself into an ugly sister for the Cheerios panto, Cinderella, at the Tivoli Theatre this Christmas. "I'm loving it because it took me a while to get the lines but when I got into the frock it was like, 'Now I know what I'm doing'," he said.

"I might get nervous on the first night or something, but I'm not nervous yet. What I really love about the panto is that I'm playing an ugly sister so I'm not myself, and I'm really looking forward to it.

"Mind you, people are going to recognise Rory Brown anyway!"

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