Mrs Brown's Boys star Brendan O'Carroll admits he 'almost killed' former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
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Mrs Brown's Boys star Brendan O'Carroll admits he 'almost killed' former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher

IRISH actor Brendan O'Carroll has admitted he once 'almost killed' the former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. 

The Mrs Brown's Boys' star was appearing on BBC One's The Graham Norton Show when he made the confession.

Talking about encountering world leaders while working as a professional waiter before he found fame, Brendan said: “I once almost killed Margaret Thatcher.

"It was a big lunch at Dublin Castle and I was working the top table.

"We were rushing to serve everyone before the event was on the 1o’clock news and with just a few minutes to go Mrs Thatcher asked for some fresh strawberries.

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“I served her and she then asked for some caster sugar.

"I rushed to get it and with only seconds to spare I poured some on the fruit.

"While the news was going out I watched as she put a spoonful in her mouth and at that moment realised the bag I was holding was a bag of salt.

"Her face said it all!" he said.

"Only she and I knew about it and it was never mentioned.”

Mr O'Carroll appears alongside Line of Duty actress Vicky McClure, comedian Rob Brydon, and One Direction star Harry Styles on tonight's programme.

The Dubliner will be on the programme to discuss his new chat show All Round to Mrs Brown's, demonstrates how he gets into the character, saying: “Mrs Brown has the walk of someone waiting for a hip operation with a touch of Norman Wisdom.”

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Earlier this week the Mrs Brown's Boys star announced he was donating €10,000 to Parkinson's UK, having performed at the charity's Symfunny No. 2 comedy night at the Royal Albert Hall in London on April 19.

Click here to visit the BBC website to view episode, available on BBC iPlayer until Sunday, April 21, 2017