Rory Cowan opens up about why he quit Mrs Brown's Boys

News 20/07/2017

Last week Mrs Brown's Boys star, Rory Cowan announced he was quiting the show.

After 26 years Rory said he was leaving the show because of his own personal reasons.

Speaking to a RTE host he said he hasn't been happy for the past few years.

“I haven’t been happy for the past couple of years. We were in Australia last year or the year before and, my mother has dementia, but before we went she was still mobile."

"When I was in Australia I got word to say she had days to live. And I couldn’t get home. I couldn’t get home because it was an insurance issue. They said ‘If your mother dies you can go home for a week and come back’, all the way to Australia.

“But if she doesn’t die you can’t go. If people want their money back for refunds if you’re not in the show, even though Brendan is the star of the show, you’ll have to pay full price for every seat that’s refunded. And that could have worked out at hundreds of thousands of dollars.

“It really bothered me that I was on the other side of the world and I didn’t want to be there anyway. Because we had only been there a couple of years before hand and if I stayed with Mrs Browns Boys, they’re going back again in January, and that would have been three visits to Australia in four years and I think that’s too much,"

He went on to say that Brendan O'Carroll, the director of the show was never the problem and that he is a very generous employer.

"If I was to go back the problems would still be there. So no I wouldn’t go back, I want to do something new.”