Mrs Brown’s Boys favourite has been replaced – and all is revealed in Christmas special

It's time for the big reveal...

The Christmas trailer for the festive special of Mrs Brown’s Boys has been revealed – giving fans a sneaky peak of the new actor replacing Rory Cowan’s character.

The actor, who quit the show after 26 years of playing Rory Brown, has been replaced with a new actor – but until now no one knew quite how the show was going to explain his change in appearance.

But Brendan O’Carroll’s come up with a genus way to explain the change in Rory – he’s had an entire face transplant!

New Rory arrives home with his face wrapped in bandages (Credit: BBC1)

As the new Rory arrives home, he can be seen with his whole face bandaged up – and he remains that way for the majority of the programme.

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Viewers will have to tune in on Christmas Day at 10pm to find out the real identity of the actor who has replaced Rory – something that until now has been shrouded in secrecy.

Rory will look a little different after his ‘surgery’ (Credit: BBC1)

Fan’s will watch as Rory’s family finally take off his bandages – and it appears everyone is delighted with the results of the ‘surgery’… everyone that is, apart from Agnes.

The new actor who is playing Rory is kept well under wraps (Credit: BBC1)

The family matriarch, played by Brendan O’Carroll, looks shocked as she takes in her son’s new appearance.

Speaking of the Christmas Day twist, Brendan told RTÉ Radio: “The reveal is very, very good. And what I love about this episode is that everybody goes, ‘There’s no change’.

“Except Agnes, who goes, ‘It’s not Rory!'”

The family can’t wait to take the bandages off and see Rory’s new look (Credit: BBC1)

Rory Cowan departed the show after claiming he’s not been happy working there for the last two years. He told the Irish Mirror: “I got tired of it.

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“There was no row with Brendan, there was no dispute over money or anything, in fact quite the opposite, I got so well paid that it enabled me to be able to leave, I didn’t need to stay.”

Tune in on Christmas Day to find out who has replaced Rory Cowan (Credit: BBC1)

Tune in for the festive specials on Christmas Day at 10pm and also on New Year’s Day at 10pm, BBC1.