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Mrs Brown's Boys branch out with a live radio show

Two of the stars of hit Irish comedy Mrs Brown's Boys are hoping to capitalise on the show's success after launching their own radio programme.

Danny O'Carroll, son of Mrs Brown creator Brendan O'Carroll, wants to build on his father's highly successful series by making a name for himself as a radio presenter.

The 29-year-old has signed up to present Danny And Paddy Go Local on popular Leinster radio station KCLR FM alongside Paddy Houlihan who plays dimwitted Dermot Brown on the award-winning show.

The comical pair will be on the air every Friday afternoon for the next four weeks. The show is being broadcast live from venues around Kilkenny and Carlow and kicked off yesterday with a live show from KCLR's Broadcast Centre.

John Purcell of KCLR said his new presenters took to the airwaves "like ducks to water".

"It was fantastic and they got a huge reaction from the crowd," Mr Purcell told the Herald. "They even did a Mr and Mrs competition which was a riot," he added.

Paddy and Danny, who plays Buster Brady in the series, are known for their onscreen mischief, which they hope they can transfer to the airwaves.

"Radio is something we've always wanted to do," Paddy said.

"We're really excited to be joining the crew at KCLR and to kick off our careers at the station.

"We've had a blast planning the show and we're confident some of the things we'll get up to on KCLR will push the boundaries for radio broadcasting not only in Ireland but in the world."


Despite only just starting, Danny And Paddy Go Local has already attracted famous fans.

EastEnders star Adam Woodyatt, who plays Ian Beale on the long-running soap, described the show as "hilarious".

The actors' break into radio comes as the phenomenal success story that is Mrs Brown's Boys continues with a movie spin-off due to start filming in the coming months.