Mrs Brown's Boys' Christmas return sparks outrage from viewers

‘The BBC has lost the plot’! Viewers cry out in horror as it’s revealed that Mrs Brown’s Boys will be returning for two Christmas specialsafter claims of ‘backstage tension and cast exits

  • The sitcom is set to air two more festive specials over the Christmas period
  • Viewers took to Twitter to complain about the news, with one claiming BBC has ‘lost the plot
  • Last year Mrs Brown’s Boys was plagued by claims of ‘backstage politicsafter two of its cast members quit following a pay gap dispute
  • Mrs Brown’s Boysreturn to screens for two more 크리스마스 specials has sparked horror from many BBC viewers.

    The divisive sitcom, which has been both loved and maligned since its inception in 2011, is set to air two more episodes over the festive period, despite being plagued with claims of backstage drama and the departure of two cast members.

    Many viewers took to social media to share their reaction to the BBC’s announcement of their Christmas lineup, with the network hopeful it will tempt viewers away from streaming services such as 넷플릭스.

    It's back? Mrs Brown's Boys' return to screens for two more Christmas specials has sparked horror from many BBC viewers

    It’s back? Mrs Brown’s Boysreturn to screens for two more Christmas specials has sparked horror from many BBC viewers

    Mrs Brown’s Boys is at the helm of BBC’s Christmas lineup, with another pair of specials featuring the Irish mammy’s hijinks, but news of its return has split viewers.

    하나는 썼다: ‘FFS @BBC come onyou cannot be serious! You surely aren’t pinning your hopes for Xmas viewing on #mrsbrownsboys. The #bbc has really lost the plot! 불쌍한.’

    또 다른 썼다: ‘DOOMED. We are all doomed. If the BBC are relying on Mrs Brown’s Boys they are toast.

    A third also penned: ‘Christ no! Two Mrs Browns Boys specials again! Last years script rehashed no doubt. Absolute rubbish.

    논쟁: The divisive sitcom, which has been both loved and maligned since its inception in 2011, is set to air two more episodes over the festive period

    논쟁: The divisive sitcom, which has been both loved and maligned since its inception in 2011, is set to air two more episodes over the festive period

    One tweeted: ‘@BBCOne must be desperately short of quality programs over the festive period, not one but TWO specials of @MrsBrownsBoys, what sort of fresh hell is this?’

    ‘By putting Mrs Browns Boys on you’ve already turned away many of the viewers they’re trying to tempt back.

    ‘Think I would rather watch this at Christmas than Mrs Browns Boys,’ a fan tweeted while another said: ‘Mrs Browns Boys is one of the unfunniest TV programmes ever made. Absolutely dire nonsense which the BBC seems to think is funny.

    However some viewers did rush to defend the programme, 하나의 글로: ‘Love Mrs Brown’s Boys, but I hope these are better than the Halloween special.;

    다른 추가: ‘Genuinely love Mrs Browns Boys.

    In the past Mrs Brown’s Boys has been plagued with controversy, slammed for its backstage politics as two of its actors reportedly quit the show amid a pay gap dispute.

    승률: Mrs Brown's Boys is at the helm of BBC's Christmas lineup, with another pair of specials featuring the Irish mammy's hijinks, but news of its return has split viewers

    승률: Mrs Brown’s Boys is at the helm of BBC’s Christmas lineup, with another pair of specials featuring the Irish mammy’s hijinks, but news of its return has split viewers

    The actors in questionDamien McKiernan and Gary Hollywood, who play couple Dino and Rorywere said to have discovered they earn less than the rest of the castwhich is largely made up of star Brendan O’Carroll’s family.

    And an insider exclusively told MailOnline last year that the way the show is run behind-the-scenes makes for an unhappy work environment.

    ‘The show is very Upstairs/Downstairs, with a very clear divide between Brendan’s family and the few actual actors such as Gary and Damien,’ 내부자는 말했다.

    드라마: In the past the show has faced claims of 'backstage politics,' after two of its cast members quit the show during a pay dispute

    드라마: In the past the show has faced claims of ‘backstage politics,’ after two of its cast members quit the show during a pay dispute

    ‘The family are all directors of the Mrs Brown’s production company and are always looked after. The BBC let Brendan do whatever he wants!’

    MailOnline approached the BBC for comment at the time.

    As well as the dispute over money, Gary and Damien were allegedly told they were not going to feature in the 2020 Christmas specials.

    Although he has not disclosed his salary from the show, O’Carroll’s net worth was last calculated in 2013 when it was an astounding £9.98 million / €11 million.

    에 2017, 하나, the stars of the show revealed how they were in debt in the early runs. 하지만 2019 it was reported that profits at a Brendan O’Carroll entertainment company almost doubled to £584,311 / €643,876 the year before.

    BBC’s Christmas TV lineup is REVEALED: Mrs Brown’s Boys returns for two festive specials, Doctor Who kicks off 2022 and A Very British Scandal debuts

    • Mrs Brown’s Boys will return with two festive specials, with the first expected to air on Christmas Day
    • Doctor Who will also return on New Year’s Day with its first of three specials to be broadcast in 2022
    • Call The Midwife will also return for its ninth annual Christmas episode, with Nonnatus House gripped by wedding fever
    • Gameshow favourites will also hit screens with Christmas Specials, including Michael McIntyre’s The Wheel, The Hit List and Would I Lie To You?
    • A Very British Scandal and Around The World in 80 Days lead the lineup of epic dramas set to grip viewers over the festive period

    BBC have unveiled their sparkling 크리스마스 TV lineup, with a mixture of lifelong favourites and gripping dramas set to delight viewers over the festive period.

    Leading the schedule is the return of Mrs Browns Boys, which will once again hit screens with two festive specials, and Doctor Who, which will kick off 2022 with a star-studded New Year’s Day special.

    Also filling the lineup are festive versions of game show favourites The Wheel and The Hit List, as well as the debut of the much-anticipated period drama A Very British Scandal.

    신나는: BBC have unveiled their sparkling Christmas TV lineup, with Mrs Brown’s Boys once again set to return for two festive specials

    Mrs Brown’s Boys

    As ever Mrs Brown’s Boys will either leave viewers in hysterics with two one-off specials, with Agnes becoming a non-singing member of the choice, whilst New Year brings about fresh starts for the beloved Irish family.

    닥터 후

    Following the news that Jodie Whittaker will be leaving her role as the titular Time Lord in 2022, Doctor Who will be returning to kick off the New Year, with a slew of guest stars including Aisling Bea, Adjani Salmon and Pauline McLynn.

    사라 (played by Bea) owns and runs ELF storage, and Nick (Adjani Salmon) is a customer who visits his unit every year on New Year’s Eve. 올해, 하나, their night turns out to be a little different than planned.

    Anticipated: Following the news that Jodie Whittaker will be leaving her role as the titular Time Lord in 2022, Doctor Who will be returning to kick off the New Year

    Call The Midwife

    Christmas special:  Call The Midwife will also return for its ninth annual Christmas episode, with Nonnatus House gripped by wedding fever as Lucille and Cyril prepare to tie the knot

    Christmas special: Call The Midwife will also return for its ninth annual Christmas episode, with Nonnatus House gripped by wedding fever as Lucille and Cyril prepare to tie the knot

    Call The Midwife will also return for its ninth annual Christmas episode, with Nonnatus House gripped by wedding fever as Lucille and Cyril prepare to tie the knot.

    But as the maternity home is filled with mothers-to-be, Mother Mildred is once again on hand to help.

    The show took to Instagram in September to tease fans with a first look at the upcoming episode, and said Lucille ‘has a lot to prepare foralongside a slew of wedding emoji’s.

    Death In Paradise

    그가 돌아왔다! Death In Paradise fans can also enjoy a trip to Saint Marie in the show's first ever Christmas Special, where star Danny John-Jules will also make an unexpected return

    그가 돌아왔다! Death In Paradise fans can also enjoy a trip to Saint Marie in the show’s first ever Christmas Special, where star Danny John-Jules will also make an unexpected return

    Death In Paradise fans can also enjoy a trip to Saint Marie in the show’s first ever Christmas Special, where star Danny John-Jules will also make an unexpected return.

    Concluding the tenth anniversary celebrations, the festive 90-minute special, which stretches from a grey damp drizzly London all the way to the warm sparkling beauty of idyllic Saint Marie, will see the return of Danny as charismatic Officer Dwayne Myers, for this celebratory episode.

    Also joining the regular cast for this one-off sunny special are Mathew Baynton (Ghosts), Juliet Stevenson (Riviera), Stanley Townsend (Informer) and Jocelyn Jee Esien (Jack & The Beanstalk: After Ever After), Anthony Calf (Poldark).

    Attenborough And The Mammoth Graveyard

    Interestin gS; ir David Attenborough joins biologist Prof. Ben Garrod as they carefully excavate the quarry where the bones of a mammoth were found

    Interestin gS; ir David Attenborough joins biologist Prof. Ben Garrod as they carefully excavate the quarry where the bones of a mammoth were found

    Sir David Attenborough joins biologist Prof. Ben Garrod and a team of archaeologists and palaeontologists as they carefully excavate the quarry where the bones of a mammoth were found.

    As the team finds more stone tools lying side-by-side with more mammoth bones they realise this could be a once in a generation discovery offering a unique window into prehistoric Britain.

    Shaun The Sheep

    Happy Ewe Year: Family favourite Shaun The Sheep will also debut a festive special titled The Flight Before Christmas

    Happy Ewe Year: Family favourite Shaun The Sheep will also debut a festive special titled The Flight Before Christmas

    Family favourite Shaun The Sheep will also debut a festive special titled The Flight Before Christmas, while an animated adaptation of Superworm will be narrated by Olivia Colman, Rob Brydon and Matt Smith.

    The Flight Before Christmas sees Shaun’s seasonal excitement turn to dismay when a farmhouse raid to get bigger stockings for the Flock inadvertently leads to Timmy going missing.

    엄밀히 와서 춤을 추다

    눈부신: Strictly Come Dancing will return for its first festive special in two years, after last year's Christmas show was cancelled due to the Covid pandemic (2019 show pictured)

    눈부신: Strictly Come Dancing will return for its first festive special in two years, after last year’s Christmas show was cancelled due to the Covid pandemic (2019 show pictured)

    Strictly Come Dancing is also set to return to screens for its first festive special in two years, after last year’s Christmas show was cancelled due to the Covid pandemic.

    This year’s show will see a brand new lineup of celebrities taking part, with the first two names, The Repair Shop’s Jay Blades and First DatesFred Sirieix, confirmed on Monday.

    A Very British Scandal

    극적인: 그 동안에, viewers keen to get their teeth into another drama can look forward to A Very British Scandal, which stars Claire Foy and Paul Bettany as the Duke and Duchess of Argyll

    극적인: 그 동안에, viewers keen to get their teeth into another drama can look forward to A Very British Scandal, which stars Claire Foy and Paul Bettany as the Duke and Duchess of Argyll

    그 동안에, viewers keen to get their teeth into another drama can look forward to Sarah PhelpsA Very British Scandal which stars Claire Foy and Paul Bettany as the Duke and Duchess of Argyll, recounts one of the most notorious legal cases of the 20th century.

    The Tourist

    드라마: Jamie Dornan stars as a British man who finds himself in the glowing red heart of the Australian outback, being pursued by a vast tank truck trying to drive him off the road

    드라마: Jamie Dornan stars as a British man who finds himself in the glowing red heart of the Australian outback, being pursued by a vast tank truck trying to drive him off the road

    Jamie Dornan stars as a British man who finds himself in the glowing red heart of the Australian outback, being pursued by a vast tank truck trying to drive him off the road. An epic cat and mouse chase unfolds and the man later wakes in hospital, 상처, but somehow alive. Except he has no idea who he is.

    Around the World in 80 일








    신나는: David Tennant transformed into his role as Phileas Fogg in the first fast-paced trailer released for the TV adaptation of Around the World in 80 Days on Tuesday

    신나는: David Tennant transformed into his role as Phileas Fogg in the first fast-paced trailer released for the TV adaptation of Around the World in 80 Days on Tuesday

    David Tennant will also star in an epic adaptation of Jules Verne’s novel Around the World in 80 일, starring as the intrepid explorer Phileas Fogg alongside Leonie Benesch and Ibrahim Koma.

    The former Doctor Who actor, 50, stars as the main character for the new series which is based on the adventure novel by Jules Verne.

    The trailer begins with Phileas joined by journalist Abigail Fix, portrayed by Leonie Benesch, and French valet Jean Passepartout, played by Ibrahim, in the back of a carriage as they start their globe-trotting adventure.

    Ghosts

    Festive: In the run up to the festive season, Kitty becomes convinced that Santa has made an early stop at Button House in Ghosts Christmas special

    Festive: In the run up to the festive season, Kitty becomes convinced that Santa has made an early stop at Button House in Ghosts Christmas special

    Ghosts will be back for a special Christmas episode this December.

    In the run up to the festive season, Kitty becomes convinced that Santa has made an early stop at Button House when Mike and Alison discover a man living in a tent on their grounds.

    The ghostsadvice on how to deal with him leaves much to be desired, but eventually Mike and Alison learn that they have more to offer this Christmas than they realised.

    Written and created by Mathew Baynton, Simon Farnaby, Martha Howe-Douglas, Jim Howick, Laurence Rickard and Ben Willbond. The Christmas episode also guest stars Jennifer Saunders.

    Worzel Gummidge

    드라마: Two brand new films directed, created and starring Mackenzie Crook: Twitchers and Calliope Jane - inspired by the classic books by Barbara Euphan Todd - are coming to BBC One

    드라마: Two brand new films directed, created and starring Mackenzie Crook: Twitchers and Calliope Janeinspired by the classic books by Barbara Euphan Toddare coming to BBC One

    Two brand new one-hour films directed, created and starring Mackenzie Crook: Twitchers and Calliope Janeinspired by the classic books by Barbara Euphan Toddare coming to BBC One this Christmas.

    The Repair Shop

    Skill: Treasured Christmas keepsakes are not the only items on the menu this Christmas at the Repair Shop, as Secret Santa has again challenged every expert to create a gift from scratch

    Skill: Treasured Christmas keepsakes are not the only items on the menu this Christmas at the Repair Shop, as Secret Santa has again challenged every expert to create a gift from scratch

    In the Repair Shop this Christmas, the team takes on a very special mechanical doll, a traditional German decoration, an ageing harmonium, and a train set all the way from Kenya.

    Gameshows

    A slew of gameshow favourites will also hit screens with Christmas Specials, including Michael McIntyre’s The Wheel, The Hit List, I Can See Your Voice, Blankety Blank and Would I Lie To You?

    Blankety Blank

    장난: Bradley Walsh hosts a fun-filled festive special of the legendary gameshow.

    장난: Bradley Walsh hosts a fun-filled festive special of the legendary gameshow.

    Bradley Walsh hosts a fun-filled festive special of the legendary gameshow. A panel of six celebrities to fill in the missing BLANKS and help win some brilliant prizes for some very lucky contestants. He’s joined by Angela Rippon, Richard E Grant, Tom Allen, Sarah Millican, Mel B and Danny Jones.

    The Weakest Link

    Special: The Weakest Link will also return to screens for a one-off Christmas Special, with Romesh Ranganathan taking over hosting duties from Anne Robinson

    The Weakest Link will also return to screens for a one-off Christmas Special, with Romesh Ranganathan taking over hosting duties from Anne Robinson.

    The Wall Vs Celebrities Christmas Specials

    퀴즈: Hosted by Danny Dyer, with questions voiced by TV legend Angela Rippon, the ultimate combination of strategy, general knowledge and luck returns to BBC One

    퀴즈: Hosted by Danny Dyer, with questions voiced by TV legend Angela Rippon, the ultimate combination of strategy, general knowledge and luck returns to BBC One

    Hosted by Danny Dyer, with questions voiced by TV legend Angela Rippon, the ultimate combination of strategy, general knowledge and luck returns to BBC One this festive season with two celebrity specials.

    The first episode is an EastEnders special, as Walford favourites Maddy Hill and James Bye take on the biggest game on TV. Will The Wall play grinch on this festive occasion or can Maddy and James win big for their charities?

    Would I Lie To You? At Christmas

    Star cast: Rob Brydon is back in the host¿s chair for a festive edition of the award-winning comedy panel show Would I Lie To You?

    Star cast: Rob Brydon is back in the host’s chair for a festive edition of the award-winning comedy panel show Would I Lie To You?

    Rob Brydon is back in the host’s chair for a festive edition of the award-winning comedy panel show Would I Lie To You?

    David Mitchell is joined by Jim Broadbent and Rose Matafeo while Lee Mack is joined by Angela Rippon and Ardal O’Hanlon.

    The second episode to air over the festive period features award winning stand-up comedian Sarah Millican alongside her husband and fellow stand up Gary Delaney, as they take on The Wall in a bid to walk away with a cash prize for their chosen charity.

    Lee Mack’s Not Going Out will also return as the family take a trip to the pantomime, while The Ghosts will also hit screens for a Christmas Special, when the spooky residents of Button House find a man sleeping in a tent in the grounds.

    Charlotte Moore, BBC’s Chief Content Officer says: ‘Christmas 2021 is a time to reunite with friends and family once more, and this year’s line-up of must-see shows will bring everyone together to share the festive season on the BBC.

    ‘There’s a stocking full of special programmes to enthral and enchant featuring your favourite stars and characters, whatever your mood. The BBC is the place to be entertained this Christmas and New Year.

    Hitting screens: A slew of gameshow favourites will also hit screens with Christmas specials, including Michael McIntyre’s The Wheel (사진), The Hit List and Would I Lie To You?

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