Brendan O’Carroll has admitted he broke down in tears after filming the first live episode of Mrs Brown’s Boys.
The live episode was broadcast on RTÉ One and BBC One simultaneously last July, and was watched by over 6 million viewers.
Speaking about the experience, Brendan said that although filming the first live episode was rewarding, it was also very emotional.
“The live show was nerve-wracking but it was doubly rewarding because of that.” he told the Irish Mirror. “We finished it, we got it done – the comedown was amazing after it, it really was incredible.
“I cried when it was over. We were so nervous, we were so scared.”
Brendan’s wife, Jennifer Gibney, who plays his daughter on the show, said she felt elated when they went for their final bow.
“I was on set (for the last scene) and we just jumped up and down before we went out for the bow.
“It was amazing.”
Brendan O’Carroll’s Mrs Brown’s Boys has seen huge success over the years, and on Wednesday night he picked up the award for Best Comedy for his series at the National Television Awards, beating off stiff competition from Orange Is The New Black and The Big Bang Theory.