Tidy! Gavin and Stacey could be back for more episodes, says Ruth Jones


Ever since the last episode of hit sitcom Gavin and Stacey aired in 2010, fans have been desperate for a comeback - and the good news is, this year’s Christmas special might not be a one off.

Ruth Jones, who co-created the BBC show with James Corden and also stars in it as Stacey’s best mate Nessa, has admitted that she won’t rule out writing more episodes of the romance between a boy from Billericay and a girl from Barry.

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Talking to Red magazine, which she features on the cover of, Jones said: “We’ve (Jones and Corden) always said ‘Do you think we’ll do another one?’ Sometimes we would just text each other and go, ‘I have a really good idea for Bryn’. “

She went on: “We will never again have the effect that we’ve had this time around, having said for 10 years that we’re not doing any more and then announcing something special.

“I think it would be churlish of me to say there won’t be any more. The honest truth is there are no plans, but I don’t think I could ever say never.”

Gavin and Stacey fans were thrilled by the news of a Christmas special this year, and now it sounds like there could be further cause to celebrate in future.

Reuniting for the Christmas episode will be Mathew Horne as Gavin, Joanna Page as Stacey, Corden as Smithy, Jones as Nessa, Alison Steadman as Pam, Larry Lamb as Mick, Rob Brydon as Uncle Bryn, and Melanie Walters as Gwen.

There will be appearances from many other favourites in the supporting cast, and Jones said that the comedy’s stars had been “over the moon” to return.

Read more: Why Ruth Jones and James Corden’s reunion was ‘strange’

Gavin and Stacey ran for three series from 2008 to 2010 and has aired one Christmas special previously, in 2008.

Meanwhile, Corden has recently confirmed that 2019’s long-awaited episode will air at 8.30pm on Christmas Day on BBC One.