Mrs Brown's Boys' spin-off show facing the axe as coronavirus restrictions halt filming

MRS Brown's Boys' spin-off series All Round To Mrs Brown's faces the axe due to coronavirus restrictions, it has been reported.

Bosses are said to be facing the difficult decision of axing the comedy show this year due the difficulty surrounding booking guests amid the ongoing pandemic.

A show source said that the fate of the series is "hanging in the balance" – and a decision still hasn't been made despite it being due to hit our screens next month.

The insider explained: "The cast were able to film two festive specials of Mrs Brown’s Boys last autumn because there were fewer restrictions at the time and the cast were able to form a bubble.

"But making the chat show with different guests every episode is much more difficult to pull off in the current climate."

But producers are willing to pull out all of the stops, with the source adding to the Daily Star: "If there is a way of getting the show on air, then they’ll make it happen."

The BBC had no comment when approached by The Sun.

This is just the latest in a long line of setbacks for the BBC comedy, which saw two stars leave the show last year – and its lowest viewing figures for a decade at Christmas.

The show, which aired at 10pm on Christmas Day, pulled in 3.8m viewers – which is much less than the 11m who watched the show in 2013.

The blow came just one day after actor Gary Hollywood announced he was taking legal action after being written off the show.

The 41-year-old has alleged he was "unfairly treated" while working as Dino Doyle on the BBC show.

Lodging paperwork for a tribunal, Gary claimed he was paid less than his co-stars for All Round To Mrs Brown’s – and was axed from a festive special after making a complaint.

He told the Daily Star: “I feel I wasn’t being paid equally and I wasn’t being given an explanation for decisions.

“When I tried to resolve it, nothing was done. I was just disregarded. But I won’t put up with it any more. I won’t be ­treated like that. This has gone too far. They shouldn’t do this to people."

Gary quit as Dino last year, with show creator and star Brendan O'Carroll insisting they were on good terms at the time.

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