James Corden questions whether more Gavin & Stacey would 'fulfil people's ambitions'

"I genuinely don't know if we'll ever do another one."

Gavin & Stacey co-creators and stars Ruth Jones and James Corden. (BBC)
Gavin & Stacey co-creators and stars Ruth Jones and James Corden. (BBC)

The future of beloved sitcom Gavin & Stacey is no closer to being resolved.

It's now four years since Nessa Jenkins popped the question to Smithy in that cracking Christmas cliffhanger, yet according to co-creator and star James Corden, the hunger for more amongst fans poses plenty of problems.

"I genuinely don't know if we'll ever do another one," he told Heat magazine's Boyd Hilton.

"I think Ruth [Jones] and I would love to make something together again… I really don't know with Gavin & Stacey. I think we feel so proud of that last special."

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The former Late Late Show host went on to add: "In a way, those characters, they live on, they carry on, they're still out there somewhere living and breathing. Their lives carry on and we just sort of get together and open this portal and find out.

"Some people say to me, 'I want to know what happens'. And I go, 'So do I!'"

'Gavin and Stacey' is returning to screens 10 years after the last series. (Tom Jackson/BBC/GS TV Productions Ltd)
The sitcom's 2019 festive special delivered a cliffhanger for the ages. (Tom Jackson/BBC/GS TV Productions Ltd)

Corden, who auditioned to play the role of Samwise Gamgee in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, claimed that there's "something really perfect" about not knowing whether Smithy agrees to marry Nessa.

"Can we truly fulfil people's ambitions for it?" he questioned.

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In a previous conversation on BBC Radio 2's Breakfast Show, the star confirmed that there "aren't any plans" to continue Gavin & Stacey, although "that's not to say that there isn't the want or the inclination to do one".

"It's so open-ended that I think it would be a shame to leave it there. That's certainly my feeling, and I think Ruth feels the same.

"It doesn't feel like the end of a book, it feels like the end of a chapter, so I do feel like if we ever did another one that would be the end of it," revealed Corden.

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