Rory Cowan and Twink’s bitter feud deepens as Mrs Brown’s Boys star reveals how his late mum had no time for panto …

Twink turned up at the funeral for his mum Esther on Thursday — but the irate former Mrs Brown’s Boys star sent her packing after the service.

Cowan at his mother Esther’s funeral

Crispin Rodwell – The Sun Dublin

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Cowan at his mother Esther’s funeral

The showbiz dame — real name Adele King — told us she only wanted to pay her respects and she missed the laughter with her former friend after falling out last year.

But furious Rory is having none of it and, speaking for the first time since laying his beloved mum to rest, told the Irish Sun:

  • Twink didn’t know his mum — and had NEVER met her.
  • He had NO REGRETS about going public about calling out King in front of mourners.
  • His mum HATED Twink after her infamous ‘zip up your mickey’ voicemail to then-husband David Agnew was leaked online.
  • And Esther supported RIVAL star Linda Martin in her bust-up with Adele.

He told the Irish Sun: “If Twink wanted to acknowledge my mother’s death she could have sent me a note.

“To use my mother’s death, a woman she never even met, as a reason to try and reconcile is not on.

“You don’t turn up at somebody’s mother’s funeral to try and repair a falling out. Adele turning up at my mother’s funeral? I wasn’t ­having it.”

Twink arrived but was asked to leave by Rory after the service

Crispin Rodwell – The Sun Dublin

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Twink arrived but was asked to leave by Rory after the service

And Rory, 59, strongly refutes a claim by Twink that she had met his mother “several times” in an early part of her career.

He said: “Adele never knew my mother. She never even met my mother. In fact my mother wouldn’t be in the same room as Adele.

“While we were friends, she once asked me if she could meet my mother and I said, ‘Absolutely not, no’ — because my mother had no time for Adele.

“She had heard the ‘zip up your mickey’ phone message and read about Adele’s row with Linda Martin and was sympathetic to Linda. She never met, knew or liked Adele.”

He fumed: “My mother was horrified by the ‘zip up your mickey’ thing. She thought that Twink referring to a newborn baby, born out of wedlock, as a ‘bastard’ was a low common comment to make.

“She was horrified with the things Twink said about Linda Martin. She thought those comments were from the gutter. She didn’t know Linda.

“She just thought Twink’s comments about Linda showed a complete lack of class and manners.”

Support…Esther backed Linda Martin during Twink row

Kenneth O’Halloran – The Sun Dublin

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Support…Esther backed Linda Martin during Twink row

Rory added: “My mother didn’t hold Adele in any regard whatsoever. Just goes to show, mother was right.”

The pair sensationally fell out last year over Twink’s TV ­comeback, with the star branding her ex-pal “Rory the Rat” for leaving the project, ­frustrated at its lack of progress.

She also accused him of stealing her job in the Christmas panto at Dublin’s Olympia Theatre — before he revealed that he had cleared nearly €18,000 of her mortgage arrears.

And Rory told how the funeral was the first time he had laid eyes on Twink since their brutal feud kicked off.

He said: “I spotted her in the church when I went up on the alter to deliver the eulogy about my mother.”

Twink claims that after the service, at the Church of the Ascension in ­Balally, south Dublin, Rory sent her packing in front of mourners when she approached him by Esther’s ­coffin to ­commiserate with him.

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She told us: “Rory at the top of his voice said, ‘That’s right, you just keep walking. You get out here, this is for family and friends, you are not welcome here. Go on, get out of here, keep walking’.”

But Rory hit back and said: “I wasn’t shouting but I was speaking loudly to her because I wanted her to understand that she shouldn’t be there as it was about family and friends — and she was neither.

“I told her to go away. I have no regrets.

“She could have asked any number of my friends if they thought I’d be happy or upset if she turned up. To use my mother’s death as a reason to try and reconcile is not on.”

­However, speaking after the funeral, Twink insisted that her ­reasons for attending the funeral were genuine, and that she was ­devastated by Rory’s behaviour.

Twink told us: “I turned up at that funeral to support an old friend who had already kicked my teeth in but what happened, he kicked my teeth all the way to the back of my head.”

The late Esther Cowan and her son Rory

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The late Esther Cowan and her son Rory

And the star insisted it didn’t ­matter that she wasn’t friendly with his mum, adding: “How often do you go to a funeral of a colleague’s mother when you don’t know the person? You are offering support to the living.

“The dead are dead and don’t know you’re there.”

But Rory said too many hurtful things had been said for him to ever make up with Twink.

He told us: “Not in a million years do I want anything to do with her. Things that have been said can never be unsaid. I’m talking about dreadful, dreadful things.”

Rory also thanked the media who turned up at his mum’s funeral — and said he decided to speak out because “this is the truth”.

And he said Twink’s behaviour was bizarre as she was the only ­well-known showbiz figure at the funeral. He said: “Many people didn’t know my mother had died. I didn’t put in on social media.

The pair have previously fallen out

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The pair have previously fallen out

“The people who turned up at the funeral were close friends of mine. The Mrs Brown people, for instance, didn’t know but I got lovely messages from them.”

And Rory said he was unmoved by Twink claiming to have driven away “blinded with tears” — and that, in her shock, left with daughter Chloe’s passport when she dropped her at Dublin Airport.

He added: “Surely Chloe is old enough to look after her own passport.”