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Brendan O’Carroll pays tribute to Rory Cowan after he quits Mrs Brown’s Boys

Evoke.ie logoEvoke.ie 10/07/2017 Laura Butler

© Provided by Associated News Mrs Brown’s Boys creator Brendan OCarroll has said he ‘can’t even quantify’ the contribution of Rory Cowan to the award-winning comedy over the past 26 years.

After the Irish Daily Mail revealed Cowan’s shock departure from the long-running stage and TV phenomenon, O’Carroll, 61, paid tribute to his co-star, insisting that Cowan was a ‘driving force’ in ensuring the show’s success.

‘To all of us it feels like Ronaldo leaving Man Utd,’ O’Carroll told EVOKE.ie.

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Brendan O’Carroll with his wife and co-star Jenny Gibney.

‘But Ronaldo went on to amazing success, which I know Rory will too.

‘I can’t even quantify the contribution Rory has made to our success and the wellbeing of me and my family, not just on screen or stage but way before that as a friend and a driving force in getting us here. He’s a legend.’

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Rory Cowan. Pic: Rollingnews.ie

Cowan handed in his notice on June 16 and featured as Rory Brown, the gay son of matriarch Agnes, for the final time at London’s O2 Arena on Sunday.

When asked how he will script the departure of Cowan’s popular character for this year’s Christmas Specials, to be screened on BBC and RTE, O’Carroll remained tight-lipped.

Holly Willoughby Mrs Browns © Provided by Associated News Holly Willoughby Mrs Browns

Pic: Graeme Hunter

He also remained coy when asked would Rory’s on-screen husband Dino Doyle continue in his role.

‘You’ll have to wait and see until then to see what surprise is in store for Agnes,’ he said.

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