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'Unhappy' Rory Cowan quits Mrs Brown's Boys

Rory Cowan has quit popular sitcom Mrs Brown's Boys after admitting he had been "unhappy" for a while.

The 57-year-old has played Agnes Brown's son Rory since 2002 and worked with Brendan O'Carroll's company for 26 years.

The Irish star appeared with the cast for the final time at the O2 Arena in London on Sunday.

He told the Irish Daily Mail: "I hadn't been happy working for the Mrs Brown's Boys company for the last 18 months to two years. I feel that 26 years is enough so I decided it was time to go.

"I'm not going into details about why I was unhappy," he added. "I did the final show, packed my stuff into a small Waitrose plastic bag and just left the venue."

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Brendan O'Carroll as Mrs Brown

The actor told O'Carroll of his decision to leave in June and agreed to work to the end of the current run of live shows.

"I was supposed to leave at the end of that week, but Brendan said that would be impossible and asked if I'd stay on until the end of the London O2 gigs. So I agreed to that," he said.

Cowan also stated there was "no bad blood" between them.

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