Mrs. Brown's Boys stars Brendan O'Carroll and wife Jennifer Gibney insist the show's 'magic' helps them forget their disagreements - Mrs Brown's Boys

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Thursday, December 20, 2018

Mrs. Brown's Boys stars Brendan O'Carroll and wife Jennifer Gibney insist the show's 'magic' helps them forget their disagreements

Mrs. Brown's Boys stars Brendan O'Carroll and wife Jennifer Gibney insist the show's 'magic' helps them forget their disagreements



They're set to return as mother-daughter duo Agnes and Cathy in Mrs. Brown's Boys annual Christmas special.

And Brendan O'Carroll, 63, and wife Jennifer Gibney, 54, have revealed the iconic show has helped them avoid arguments during Wednesday's edition of Loose Women.

Despite playing the role for nearly two decades, protagonist Brendan insisted he still finds fame surprising at times due to his humble upbringing. 


Iconic: Brendan O'Carroll, 63, and wife Jennifer Gibney, 54, have revealed that Mrs. Brown's Boys has helped them avoid arguments during Wednesday's edition of Loose Women

While rocking bright festive jumpers, the pair looked as loved-up as ever as they spoke about how the show has helped their 13-year marriage.

Speaking to panelists Kaye Adams, Stacey Solomon, Carol McGiffin and Saira Khan, Strictly star Jennifer shared: 'Even doing the live show, there's something magical about the show.

'It doesn't matter, you could be shouting at each other as you walk through the door, and then as soon as you get on stage, it's never, ever brought on stage. And by the time you've finished, you've forgotten what you were arguing about.'


Exciting: The pair are set to return as mother-daughter duo Agnes (second from left) and Cathy (far left) in Mrs. Brown's Boys annual Christmas special (also pictured with Rory Cowan and Pat Shields)


The Irish actress also revealed that her ideals of marriage stemmed from her parents relationship:

'My lovely dad had a great idea for a happy marriage, he used to say there's a trinity, there's you, me and then us!'

Last year's Christmas Day special was watched by 6.8 million viewers, with the Downton Abbey finale in 2015 being the only programme to beat it in the ratings over the past seven years. 



Due to their success, the pair went on to admit that there's pressure with maintaining the attention of their loyal viewers.

Jennifer confessed: 'The pressure comes when Brendan writes the Christmas special, he always wants it to be better than last year.'

'I've written it all on my own for the last three years. It isn't difficult to write it, now that I know Mrs. brown so well', Brendan added.

Seven years after Mrs. Brown Boys series first aired, the family still find their fame surprising at times. 


In the family: Everyone gets together for the show's annual Christmas special, and the leading character revealed their grandchildren would be getting a role this time (pictured with grandson Jamie)

He shared: 'You've no idea how true that is. We open magazines sometimes and we go "That's us!"' 

Everyone gets together for the show's annual Christmas special, and the leading character revealed their grandchildren would be getting a role this time.

Opening up about their offspring, he said: 'There's Eli, who's gonna be the next comedian. There's Jamie, who's going to be a genius, and Felix who's going to be a wonderful musician.'

The Mrs Brown's Boys festive special will air on Christmas Day at 10.15pm on BBC1.















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