Mrs Brown's Boys gets two Christmas shows and people are not happy


TV viewers have called for the licence fee to be scrapped after it was announced Mrs Browns Boys is returning for Christmas.


And in news that will delight the fans of the show but cause shudders in others - there's two episodes incoming.


News of the twin specials sparked online outrage with many fearing they would be forced to watch it during Covid-19 lockdown.


Even the broadcasters own chief content officer Charlotte Moore admitted it had been a "real struggle" to make Christmas shows due to the pandemic.


Last years Mrs Brown special A Wonderful Mammy drew in more than 7million viewers.


But the series featuring the wise-cracking cross-dressing matriarch remains reviled by many.




The show was in crisis earlier this year after a bitter dispute over a pay row saw two actors exit the show.


Gary Hollywood and Damien McKiernan were both said to leaving the show.


This was after they found out they were earning less than their co-stars earlier this year.


The pair, who play boyfriends Dino and Rory on Mrs Brown's Boys, complained and it caused a row with the shows bosses.


Gary was then told he would have a reduced role in this years festive shows, which left him so angry he has quit.


And Damien has now been told that he has been axed from Mrs Brown's Boys altogether.


An insider told the Star:


Gary and Damien were confused and hurt when they realised they were getting paid less than the others. When they raised the issue it did not go down very well.


Gary was later told he would only be appearing in one of this years Christmas specials. That was the last straw, so he told them he was quitting.


Co-stars including Jennifer Gibney tried to convince him to stay, but his mind is made up.