After graduating from university last year, Laura McConville left Ireland – and her family – behind for an adventure of travel and work in Australia.
Finishing a three month stint at farming in order gain a 2nd year visa, she booked a flight home for Christmas with the intention of heading back to Oz in January. Or so her family thought.
She got in touch with her brother Mark to organise a surprise homecoming.
After a lot of devious planning, they decided to tell their family that Mark was to bring up a new girlfriend for the family to meet. This meant the entire family would all be in the house at the same time.
This YouTube clip shows how the scenario unfolded and the shocked reactions of all the family, including some mildly inappropriate language.