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Covid silences Mrs Brown

Chat show cancelled this year because of coronavirus

All Round To Mrs Brown’s has been cancelled this year because of Covid.

The talk show revolving around Brendan O’Carroll’s divisive alter-ego has aired every spring since 2017, but BBC bosses say coronavirus restrictions have made filming impossible.

But the corporation has promised – or threatened – a new announcement about Mrs Brown soon, after the Daily Star reported the chat show’s cancellation.

In a statement, the BBC said: ‘While All Round To Mrs Brown’s will not be returning this year, fans need not worry as some very exciting Mrs Brown news is coming very soon.’

The original sitcom, Mrs Brown’s Boys, is expected to return for its usual Christmas outing at the end of the year. The show ran for three series from 2011 to 2013, but has been part of the festive schedules ever since.

The first series of All Round To Mrs Brown’s averaged 6.54 million viewers over its six episodes, while last year’s run achieved 4.27 million.

Last month, former star Gary Hollywood, who played Dino Doyle, dropped his lawsuit against the production, citing discrimination and unfair dismissal.

O’Carroll, 65, and the rest of the cast - largely made up of family members – will be resuming the successful Mrs Brown’s Boys stage show next year.

Published: 21 Jun 2021

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