Brendan O'Carroll says the BBC wanted to cut the swearing from Mrs Brown's Boys
Shocking move from the BBC here.
Brendan O'Carroll has said that the BBC wanted to cut the swearing from Mrs Brown's Boys.
The actor said that he was asked whether the bad language could be banned so the show could be broadcast earlier on the channel.
However, O'Carroll said that there was no way they were going to change the show just so it becomes more popular.
RTE reports that the Dublin native recalled a meeting with TV executive Danny Cohen where he said that the BBC were delighted to have the show on board, but that they couldn't make O'Carroll a "big star" without cutting the cursing.
"Danny Cohen had taken over as controller. I had been invited in for a 'fuck' meeting. I went in with my producer. I arrived and Danny Cohen, he was mighty big and he was swinging in his chair.
"Now I'm getting fucking bored. I say: 'Danny, can we cut to the chase? You want me to stop saying 'fuck' so you can put the show on at eight o'clock."
O'Carroll said that was exactly what the TV exec wanted him to do.
He went on: "I said: 'Okay, two things. First of all, I don't want to be a big star. I never wanted to be a big star. I never did.
"Number two, the show is the show. Put it at eight o'clock, or put it on at half 10, put it on at half 12, the people who want to see it will find it. But the show is the show. I don't care when you put it on, we are not changing the show."
Great to hear it.
The Mrs Brown's Boys Christmas Special will be on BBC One at 10.15pm on December 25.