Brendan O'Carroll announces replacement for Rory Cowan on Mrs Brown's Boys
Brendan O'Carroll has revealed who will be stepping into the role of Agnes Brown's son Rory on Mrs Brown's Boys following Rory Cowan's departure.
Cowan, who had been part of the Mrs Brown's Boys family for 26 years, announced he was leaving after a show at the O2 Arena on Sunday.
He said life on the road was getting "a bit dull and repetitive" but he added, "I can't fault Brendan, and there was no falling out - and it definitely wasn't about money."
O'Carroll released a statement on Thursday night revealing he had decided on a replacement for Rory for the remaining theatre shows in November and December.
"For the four remaining venues in November and December the role will be played by Pat "Pepsi" Shields who played Rory before Rory made it his own.
"Following plastic surgery the new Rory will be unveiled on Christmas day in the Christmas special."
Pepsi performed with Mrs Brown's Boys for a radio play 26 years ago but now he is best known as Mark Brown, Agnes' good, eldest son.
It is not yet known whether Pepsi will play the role of Rory on the TV series.