It was confirmed the star, who plays Agnes’ son Rory in the hit BBC sitcom, was leaving the show on stage at the o2 on Sunday, after the final gig of the ‘Mourning Mrs Brown’ tour.
After initially refusing to be drawn on his reasons for quitting after 26 years of working with the show’s creator and lead star Brendan O’Carroll, Rory told The Mirror it had started to feel like a “chore”.
Rory also admitted he had no regrets after working with Brendan O’Carroll for over a quarter of a century.
Brendan O’Carroll has also spoken out about Rory’s decision to quit, which he gave his full blessing.
“I can’t even quantify the contribution Rory has made to our success and the wellbeing of me and my family, not just on screen or stage but way before that as a friend and a driving force in getting us here. He’s a legend.”
‘Mrs Brown’s Boys’ started life as a stage show, before being picked up by the BBC in 2011.
Its success also led to a spin-off chat show, ‘All Round To Mrs Brown’s’, which aired on Saturday nights earlier this year, following a big-screen outing for the gang in 2014.