Actor Rory Cowan has called time on Mrs Browns' Boys after 26 years in the hit comedy show.

Rory, Mrs Brown’s Boys. Image: RTE

Cowan performed in his last stage show in London last night before packing his bag and leaving the venue.

The actor who played Agnes’ son Rory said he hadn’t enjoyed being part of the show for the last two years.

Cowan told the Daily Mail: ‘”I hadn’t been happy working for the Mrs Brown’s Boys company for the last 18 months to two years. I feel that 26 years is enough so I decided it was time to go.

“I told Brendan [O’Carroll, the writer and actor] on June 16 about my decision to leave.

“That’s when I handed in my notice.”

“I’m not going into details about why I was unhappy,” he said. “I did the final show, packed my stuff into a small Waitrose plastic bag and just left the venue.”

Image: RTE

Cowan said he has not yet planned his next moved. He is taking time off for now but is considering the possibility of hosting a radio show.

Mrs Browns’ Boys has many Donegal connections, as Danny O’Carroll, Brendan’s son, plays Buster and his real-life wife Amanda also stars among the cast. The family live in Donegal, and their son Jamie also plays Bono in the TV series.