Mrs Brown is going to be down a boy going forward as Rory Cowan has left the show after 26 years working for Brendan O'Carroll.

Cowen made the decision last month and finished his run with Mrs Brown's Boys with a final performance in their live London show on Sunday.

"I hadn't been happy working for the Mrs Brown's Boys company for the last 18 months to two years," he told the Irish Daily Mail. "I feel that 26 years is enough so I decided it was time to go."

"I told Brendan on June 16 about my decision to leave. That's when I handed in my notice."

Cowan, who played Agnes' son Rory on the show since 2011, also told the paper that he felt "fabulous" after saying his goodbyes to the show.

"I was supposed to leave at the end of that week, but Brendan said that would be impossible and asked if I'd stay on until the end of the London O2 gigs. So I agreed to that."

"I'm not going into details about why I was unhappy," he added. "I did the final show, packed my stuff into a small Waitrose plastic bag and just left the venue."

As for the future, Cowan said he has "no clue" at present what's next but is eyeing up a radio gig if it comes his way.

"I'd love to do something like a weekend radio show but we'll see what comes down the line," he said. For now I'm going to take a little time off."