Mrs Brown’s Boys star looking forward to ditching women’s clothing

Brendan O’Carroll would have been a ‘dictator’ if he had gone into politics

Irish comedy star Brendan O’Carroll has revealed what he is most looking forward to as he embarks on his latest project.

The Mrs Brown’s Boys creator is set to host a quiz show for the BBC and says he is delighted that he won’t have to wear a bra.

O’Carroll became a household name playing Mrs Brown for three seasons between 2011-13 and then several Christmas specials on the BBC.

Brendan O'Carroll is looking forward to ditching the bra for his new show
However, the character had a much longer history and was originally created in the early 1990s.

Now O’Carroll will host the quiz show For Facts Sake, with his wife Jenny Gibney as one of the team captains.

The show celebrates ordinary people and their extraordinary facts and O’Carroll says viewers will learn a lot more than they ever would have watching Mrs Brown.

He told the Irish Sun: “We do learn so many amazing facts along the way.

“I had no idea that Koala bear poo was the shape of an ice cube? Or why that is so. These are not crucially important facts, just simply trivia and I love trivia.”

He added that after performing in drag for so long he will be relieved to be himself a little more.

He said: “When I’ve been playing Mrs Brown for a long stretch I simply don’t shave for a few weeks.

“I’m really excited to be doing a show where I don’t have to wear a bra.”

Written by Michael Kehoe @michaelcalling