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Final episode of Gavin and Stacey announced

03 May 2024 3 minute read
Gavin and Stacey. Picture by the BBC

James Corden has shared the news that the he has finished writing the final episode of Gavin and Stacey – also giving away the date when it will hit TV screens.

Taking to Instagram with co-writer and fellow lead actor, Ruth Jones, Corden wrote: “Some news…It’s official!!!

“We have finished writing the last ever episode of Gavin and Stacey.

“See you on Christmas Day, BBC One.

“Love Ruth and James”


Back in February, Nation.Cymru reported that much loved Welsh sitcom Gavin and Stacey was to return for a one-off special in December.


According to US entertainment website Deadline, the new episode is to be filmed over the summer and broadcast this Christmas.

The last episode of the comedy, which aired with a Christmas special in 2019, ended on a cliffhanger after Nessa proposed to Smithy.

That ending prompted much talk that there would be a resolution to the question with the comedy returning to UK screens

The cast of Gavin and Stacey. Photo Tom Jackson PA Images

Deadline report that noise has only grown louder with James Corden’s return to the UK after ending his eight-year-long stint as host of the Late Late Show in the US.

Huge fanbase

The website said that the majority of the main cast will likely return for the special.

Other than Corden and co-writer Ruth Jones, Gavin & Stacey stars Matthew Horne and Joanna Page in the titular roles along with an ensemble cast including Rob Brydon, Alison Steadman, Larry Lamb and Julia Davis.

The show is currently in pre-production, with filming due to begin in a few months’ time, according to Deadline, adding that it was being produced by Steve Coogan’s Baby Cow, Jones’ Tidy Productions and Fulwell 73, which is co-owned by Corden.

The 2019 Christmas special, which ended with Nessa declaring her love for Smithy, was the UK’s most-watched scripted TV programme of the 2010s, with 17.1 million viewers.

It was the most-watched comedy since the Only Fools and Horses Christmas Special in 2002, which was seen by 17.4 million people.

Gavin and Stacey first aired in 2007 and ran for three series bringing fame to the Welsh seaside town of Barry, which has become a mecca for fans of the sitcom.

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Rhian Davies
Rhian Davies
16 days ago

Wel mae James Corden yn rhoi hawl i siarad am y Cymry oes e? Dywedod James Corden amser fyr nol ‘Na roedd yr Iaith Cymraeg erioed coroesi oedd hi’. Dywedod gan ffordd drwg tua fi ac am y Cymry yng Nghymru pan o’ni’n yn byw yn Lloegr – ‘Mae bobl o Lundain casau ei Gweithwyr-Post yn siarad Cymraeg’. Ac ers dwi wedi symed nol yma, dwi’n gallu weld sut y Union Unite wedi wneud siwr taw y Gweithwyr-Post yn mwyaf o nhw siarad Saesneg! Roeddwn i erioed clywed y bobl Cocni dweud un gair da am y Cymry – roedd… Read more »

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