Brendan O’Carroll hits out at BBC for ambushing his daughter

Three stars from the show are currently involved in a tax scandal.

She's heading to Hollywood!
She’s heading to Hollywood!

Brendan O’Carroll has lashed out at the BBC for their treatment of his daughter.

Three stars of Mrs Brown’s Boys are currently involved in a tax scandal.

Brendan’s daughter Fiona Delany, her husband Martin and Paddy Houlihan reportedly put €2.3million into a tax avoidance scheme.

BBC’s investigative show Panorama approaches Fiona outside the studios and challenged her on wages.

The actress looks visibly confused and doesn’t answer his questions.

Brendan has expressed his anger towards the treatment of his daughter and his other employees.

“They scared the life out of her. It seems to be an effort to tarnish the show. We’ve done nothing wrong,” he told the Sun.

He said that the BBC Journalist was “stalking and ambushing a young woman walking to work alone.”

Fiona O Carroll,  Martin Delaney

“They scared the life out of her,” he said adding that Fiona was upset over the incident.

“Obviously I was angry. Fiona was in tears. I spent the whole day comforting her.

“I wonder what sort of journalistic craving doing that fulfils for you. The reporter didn’t learn anything from the conversation or the brutal way he approached her. Yet they went ahead and showed it.”

“Fiona was genuinely confused by this guy, running up, asking her about her wages.

“She didn’t know who he was, or what he was talking about.”

The creator of the show also defended the tax situation, claiming none of them had committed any crime.

“No-one involved with Mrs Brown’s Boys has done anything illegal. Everybody that featured in that show did what they did for completely different reasons.

“Paddy and Fiona wanted to regularise their income over a period of time so they could pay tax over a longer period of time.”

He'll be missed! PIC: RTE
He’ll be missed! PIC: RTE

He penned a letter to the BBC’s news show slamming the claims.

“What’s really important is that nothing they did was illegal. In the case of Fiona, Paddy, and Marty, not one penny of their BBC money went into that fund.

“Not one penny of their TV appearances went into that fund, or overseas went into that fund. Not one fee went into that fund.

“Panorama said that they are paid offshore. That’s b*****ks. Their fees are paid to a UK agency called ­ProFid who represent them.”

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