MRS BROWN’S Boys will not be returning to our screens in 2021, it has been revealed.
According to a report from Dublin Live, the upcoming series of the hit spin-off chat show, All Round To Mrs Brown’s has been shelved by the BBC.
The decision to scrap the series, which features Brendan O’Carroll as everyone’s favourite fictional mammy Agnes Brown, was taken in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
An inside source told the Irish news provider: “Execs have tried just about everything to get this year’s series made, but the restrictions have made it impossible.
“It’s the first year since the show started that it won’t be airing.
“It’s such a shame for everyone involved and of course its millions of viewers.”
A spokesperson for the BBC has confirmed that the show won’t return this year.
They did, however, hint at “exciting” news ahead for fans of the hit sitcom.
The statement 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 decision to axe All Round To Mrs Brown’s was not taken lightly, given that the series regularly pulls in tens of millions of viewers for the BBC.
Despite scrapping plans for the chat show, the sitcom is expected to return to our screens for the now annual Christmas Day special.
It comes after O’Carroll signed a bumper deal that will see the show return each year over the festive period until at least 2023.
The Orlando-based Irish comedian and writer hit the headlines earlier this month in the wake of Christian Eriksen’s collapse during Denmark’s Euro 2020 clash with Finland.
Eriksen was revived using CPR and an on-pitch defibrillator.
A newspaper report subsequently revealed O’Carroll had already donated €430,000 to pay for defibrillators, training and screening to schoolboy girl football clubs.