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'Gavin and Stacey' to return to British TVs this Christmas

James Corden has revealed he and Ruth Jones have been secretly working on the script

James Corden has announced he and Ruth Jones have written a new script for 'Gavin and Stacey'. AP 
James Corden has announced he and Ruth Jones have written a new script for 'Gavin and Stacey'. AP 

Gavin, Stacey, Smithy, Nessa – it looks like the whole gang from Gavin and Stacey is getting back together for a Christmas special this year. The British sitcom written by Ruth Jones and James Corden was a hit back when it first aired in 2007, but we haven't heard anything from Billericay and Barry since 2010. Until now.

James Corden revealed on Twitter late last night that Gavin and Stacey will return to our TV screens this Christmas.

"Ruth Jones and I have been keeping this secret for a while," he wrote alongside an image of a script. "We're excited to share it with you. See you on Christmas Day @BBCOne #GavinandStacey"

The Tweet had more than 26,400 likes and over 8,000 retweets at the time of writing.

Gavin and Stacey tells the story of two titular characters, an English fella (Mathew Horne) and a Welsh lass (Joanna Page) who fell in love while speaking over the telephone. Over three seasons (and another Christmas Special), we're introduced to each of their (brilliant) families, watch them get married and then find out they're pregnant, which is where it ended.

The BBC sent out a press release that quotes Corden and Jones as saying: "Over the last 10 years we've talked a lot about Gavin and Stacey – where they might be today and what their lives might look like.

"And so in secret we took the plunge and wrote this one-hour special. We've loved revisiting Barry and Essex again and bringing the characters back together has been a joy. We're so excited to get the chance to work with our fabulous cast and crew once more and to give fans of the show a festive treat this Christmas."

It has been confirmed Horne and Page will return to the show, as well as Rob Brydon (Uncle Bryn), Larry Lamb (Mick), Melanie Waters (Gwen) and Alison Steadman (Pam).

Charlotte Moore, Director of BBC Content, said: “Everyone at the BBC is hugely excited to be welcoming back Gavin and Stacey to BBC One this Christmas.

"We can’t wait to see what’s happened to everyone over the last nine years, and what’s next for one of the nation’s favourite comedy families.”

Updated: May 28, 2019 10:41 AM

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