BBC says Gavin and Stacey will return "one day"

Catherine Earp
·2-min read
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Photo credit: BBC

From Digital Spy

After ending on a cliffhanger last year, Gavin and Stacey fans are desperate to know what happens to the much-loved characters next.

And the BBC has teased that another episode could happen following last year's Christmas episode.

Announcing this year's festive content, Chief Content Officer Charlotte Moore told BBC News that a follow-up wouldn't be airing this year.

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Photo credit: BBC

"That wasn't something that was going to happen this year," she said, before adding: "One day."

Last year, the Ruth Jones and James Corden-penned sitcom broke records, gaining 11.6 million viewers, and becoming the most-watched Christmas show of the decade.

The return of the show has been a hotly-discussed topic for the last year, with many stars of the show talking about whether it would be back.

Joanna Page, who plays Stacey Shipman, previously said: "If I had to put a bet on it, I would say yes."

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Photo credit: Dave M Benett - Getty Images

"I thought we would never do it again," she continued. "I spent 10 years telling people we were never doing it again, then suddenly we did the special!

"When I first read [the script] on my phone and got to the end I thought, 'What?! They can't leave it like that!'

"I want to know if Smithy is going to say yes, so they've got to do one," she said.

Photo credit: BBC
Photo credit: BBC

Larry Lamb, who plays Gavin's dad Mick Shipman in the show, previously told OK! Magazine: "After the response it got at Christmas you can more or less be certain that, sooner or later, there will be more.

"I'm sure the BBC can persuade Ruth [Jones] and James [Corden] to write more, so it's a question of when not if."

Gavin & Stacey's 2019 Christmas special is available now on DVD.

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