James Corden reacts after Gavin & Stacey mural appears on Welsh house

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A Gavin & Stacey mural which appeared on the side of a house in Dinas Powys has had a big impact - including from James Corden, who has described the mural as "amazing." The artwork, which took over 20 hours to complete, was inspired by the show's co-creators Ruth Jones and James Corden - who play Nessa and Smithy - announcing there was a final episode coming on Christmas Day this year.

Commissioned by a resident from Dinas Powys who thought the side of her house was looking a bit drab, Anya Clements tasked graffiti artist Tee2Sugars with the job of painting a mural of Gavin, Stacey, Nessa and Smithy, also featuring other key characters including Gwen, Bryn, Pam and Mick.

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And the Smithy actor has been one of the first to react to the mural on air during Heart Breakfast with Jamie Theakston and Amanda Holden. Showbiz reporter Ashley Roberts asked James during the show: " I wanted to ask you if you’ve seen this, there’s been a wall in south Wales that has been dedicated to the Gavin & Stacey show. I don’t know if you’ve seen it?"

James replied: "I have seen it, I love this so much, it’s in Dinas Powys, it’s amazing. I absolutely love it." He added: "Someone sprayed Gavin, Stacey, Smithy, Bryn, Pam and Nick on this wall in Dinas Powys and I think it’s so great.

Amanda Holden replied: "What do you think it will do to the house prices around there?". To which James responded: "Well if it goes up, you wait!" and Jamie replied: "We can get them to do your house if you like."

Clearly impressed by the mural, talk show host James said: "I absolutely love it, I think it’s so wonderful, I’m incredible touched as is Ruth." The star also shared his delight on an Instagram post, under a clip shared by Tee2Sugars: "Oh man. This is so great. You've put so much work into it! Blown away by this."

Tee2Sugars replied to the comment, writing: "Would love to come and have you down! Please get in touch with us." Tee2Sugars also told WalesOnline: "We saw that James Corden had seen the mural on Saturday. I had loads of people messaging me saying that James Corden has commented on a post we had shared, and I clicked on the post and couldn't believe it.

"It's surreal to see that a celebrity has spotted it. I didn't think that it would come up on his feed any way, shape or form. So for it to come up and him to comment on it was just the cherry on top really. I was expecting a reaction because of what it was and where I was painting it, and for it to reach a bit of an audience - but not to the extent that there has been. For it to get to James Corden was not what I expected."