Mrs Brown’s Boys boss confirms Christmas specials will air until 2026

Hannah Lovejoy
·2-min read
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From Digital Spy

Mrs Brown's Boys fans will be pleased to hear that the show has signed a new contract with the BBC that will keep it on air for a few more years.

The show's creator, Brendan O'Carroll revealed that the Irish sitcom will keep airing Christmas Specials on the network until 2026.

In a recent interview with The Irish Sun, O'Carroll mentioned that the new deal he signed had a clause in it that guaranteed that the festive specials will continue to go out at 10pm on Christmas – otherwise, the show team wouldn't have to make the episode.

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"We've been doing it for nine years already – which is six more than The Royle Family had and more than Morecambe and Wise. This new deal we signed last week goes all the way to 2026, which means I will be able to grow into the part, and we've a clause in which guarantees Mrs Brown is aired at 10pm on Christmas night, or else we don't have to make it," he said.

"I wanted that because if it's not good enough for Christmas Day, then we shouldn't be making it."

The festive episodes for 2020 were filmed in October at BBC Scotland – the rehearsals were very different this year as they took place on Zoom. During their time in production, the cast also received daily COVID tests.

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O'Carroll also mentioned the impact that Mrs Brown's Boys has had on the production studios at BBC Scotland, he explained: "When we arrive in Pacific Quay, the HQ of BBC Scotland, we light up the whole place. They let us take the place over.

"We just get on with everybody. Not just our crew but the people working in the offices. It goes back to when we made the very first Mrs Brown series, we connected with everyone at BBC Scotland."

The Mrs Brown’s Boys festive specials air on BBC One at 10pm on Christmas Day (December 25) and New Years Day (January 1).

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