After topping the Christmas most-watched lists here and in the UK, Mrs Brown's Boys is likely to take a one-year break from TV as creator Brendan O'Carroll works on the big-screen version of the show.

Mrs Brown's Boys D'Movie is due in June and according to Gary Hollywood who plays hairdresser Dino Doyle on the sitcom, O'Carroll has been so busy with the movie, the Christmas specials, live shows and the book that a new series won't air for another year.

"Brendan's writing as quick as he can but I'm afraid viewers will have to wait another year before they see any new TV episodes," Hollywood told The Daily Record.