Former Mrs Brown’s Boys star ‘sues show’s creator Brendan O’Carroll and the BBC’

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Mrs Brown's Boys creator Brendan O'Carroll is being sued by his former co-star Gary Hollywood, it has been reported.

O'Carroll is facing claims of constructive dismissal and workplace discrimination following an argument over pay, according to the Daily Star Sunday.

Hollywood, 41, who reportedly quit the sitcom earlier this year, is also taking legal action against the BBC, the newspaper said.

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DUBLIN, IRELAND - AUGUST30: (L-R) Coronation Street actor Bruce Jones, Keith Duffy and Irish comedian Brendan O'Carroll pose at the annual "Keith Duffy Pepsi Celebrity Golf Classic" in Aid of Irish Autism Charities at Portmarnock Links Golf Course on August 30, 2003 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by ShowBizIreland.com/Getty Images)
Brendan O'Carroll at home, Dublin, circa August 1996 (Part of the Independent Newspapers Ireland/NLI Collecton). (Photo by Independent News and Media/Getty Images)
Brendan O'Carroll at home, Dublin, circa August 1996 (Part of the Independent Newspapers Ireland/NLI Collecton). (Photo by Independent News and Media/Getty Images)
Comedian Brendan O'Carroll, 19/11/1998 (Part of the Independent newspapers Ireland/NLI Collection).
DUBLIN, IRELAND - JANUARY 29: Brendan O'Carroll aka Mrs Brown and Peter Kay arrive for the opening night of "For the Love of Mrs Brown" in the Olympia Theatre on January 29, 2008 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Phillip Massey/FilmMagic)
DUBLIN, IRELAND - FEBRUARY 11: Brendan O'Carroll wins the Best TV Entertainment Programme award for 'Mrs Brown's Boys' at the 'Irish Film and Television Awards' at Convention Centre Dublin on February 11, 2012 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Phillip Massey/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 23: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME. MANDATORY CREDIT PHOTO BY DAVE M. BENETT/GETTY IMAGES REQUIRED) Brendan O'Carroll and Jennifer Gibney, winners of Situation Comedy for "Mrs Brown's Boys", poses in the Winners room at the National Television Awards at 02 Arena on January 23, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 23: Brendan O'Carroll, Jennifer Gibney and the cast of 'Mrs Brown's Boys' poses in the winners room at the National Television Awards at 02 Arena on January 23, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)
Brendan O'Carroll accepts the award for Best Situation Comedy for "Mrs Browns Boys" during the 2013 National Television Awards at the O2 Arena, London. (Photo by Yui Mok/PA Images via Getty Images)
Brendan O'Carroll (right) and Jennifer Gibney attending the world premiere of Mrs Brown's Boys D'Movie at the Savoy Cinema in O'Connell Street, Dublin. (Photo by Artur Widak/PA Images via Getty Images)
NEWPORT, WALES - JULY 05: Comedian Brendan O'Carroll of Mrs Brown's Boys pulls a face after hitting the ball into the crowd during the Celebrity Cup at the Celtic Manor Resort on July 5, 2014 in Newport, Wales. The Celebrity Cup is a golf tournament with players from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. (Photo by Matthew Horwood/Getty Images)
DUBLIN, IRELAND - MARCH 17: Actro Brendan O'Carroll, the Grand Marshal poses with his wife actress Jennifer Gibney during the annual St Patrick's Day Parade on March 17, 2015 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Clodagh Kilcoyne/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 21: Jennifer Gibney and Brendan O'Carroll pose with cast members in the winners room with the Best Comedy Award for Mrs Brown's Boys at the National Television Awards at 02 Arena on January 21, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 28: Judy Murray, mother of Jamie Murray of Great Britain talks with Brendan O'Carroll and Jennifer Gibney during the doubles semi final match between Jamie Murray of Great Britain and Bruno Soares of Brazil and Adrian Mannarino and Lucas Pouille of France during day 11 of the 2016 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 28, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)
(left to right) Brendan O'Carroll, Vicky McClure, Graham Norton and Rob Brydon during the filming of the Graham Norton Show at The London Studios, to be aired on BBC One on Friday. (Photo by Isabel Infantes/PA Images via Getty Images)
PASADENA, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 14: Jennifer Gibney and Brendan O'Carroll of "Mrs. Brown's Boys" speak during the Britbox segment of the 2020 Winter TCA Press Tour at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on January 14, 2020 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 28: Brendan O'Carroll accepting the Comedy award for "Mrs Brown's Boys", pose in the winners room during the National Television Awards 2020 at The O2 Arena on January 28, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)
Brendan O'Carroll didn't want to address environmental worries in Mrs Brown's Boys. (BBC Studios/Alan Peebles)
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Hollywood, who played Dino Doyle, told the Daily Star Sunday: "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.

"I am taking legal action. The papers have been lodged for a tribunal and the process has now started."

Hollywood said he thinks he was paid less than his co-stars for spin-off show All Round To Mrs Brown's.

He said that after he raised the issue with bosses he was taken out of this year's special festive episodes.

A BBC spokesman declined to comment on the allegations.

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