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More Mrs Brown at Xmas until 2020

Mrs Brown's Boys will stay on air for Christmas specials until 2020 at least, according to creator and star Brendan O'Carroll.

The comedian told the Daily Mirror that fans could expect to still be watching him at Christmas for years to come, after winning the festive ratings battle for the second year in a row by pulling in 7.61 million viewers for the BBC One Christmas Day episode.

He revealed: "I have been commissioned to write another two Christmas specials and the BBC are expecting Christmas specials up until 2020.

"I am lucky enough that I can grow into the part and so that is nice. The Christmas special was quite naughty. But it was good fun to do."

Brendan also denied rumours that he was no longer writing the show, explaining an interview with his son Danny in which he said they were finished referred to their filming schedule for the most recent Christmas special.

He added: "I would be very disappointed if that were the case, because that is the kind of fool I am. I work for 20 years to make something and as soon as it's successful then I stop."

Brendan also said he had plans to branch out of the main show with its hairdressing salon: "I want to do a spin-off called Wash and Blow."

The actor continued that he would like to do a completely different series filmed at the arrivals gate of an airport: "I would like to film them and speak to them about who they are waiting for and why they are there.

"You would see a mother waiting for her son or daughter and the joy on their faces. You know the end of Love Actually and they do that montage and that's what it's like."

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