According to reports, Brendan O'Carroll, the creator and star of 'Mrs Brown's Boys', is being sued by a former co-star on the series, Gary Hollywood.

Hollywood plays the character Dino Doyle on 'Mrs Brown's Boys'. He also featured in its spin-off talk show 'All Round to Mrs. Brown's.'

Brendan O'Carroll has been accused of constructive dismissal and workplace discrimination after a row over pay with Hollywood.

The Scottish actor revealed that he is also taking legal action against the BBC as he feels he was not "paid equally" for his role on 'All Round To Mrs Brown's'.

Speaking to the Daily Star, Hollywood says: "I feel I wasn’t being paid equally and I wasn’t being given an explanation for decisions.

"When I tried to resolve it, nothing was done. I was just disregarded. But I won’t put up with it any more. I won’t be ­treated like that. This has gone too far. They shouldn’t do this to people.

"I am taking legal action. The papers have been lodged for a tribunal and the process has now started."

Hollywood's character Dino Doyle was axed from the 'Mrs Brown's Boys' 2020 Christmas special, which had the lowest ratings for the series in almost a decade.

Gary Hollywood expressed hopes that the tribunal will lead to any wrongdoing being identified.

He added: "I just want the truth. I’m not a greedy person, but I want to be compensated for times when I haven’t been paid fairly."

The actor also noted that he feels "there is bullying going on".

He said that he had viewed Brendan O'Carroll as a "father figure" and "mentor" before being cut from the Christmas episodes, and was informed of the fact only by a single text message from him.

O'Carroll and BBC have not commented at this time.