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Gavin and Stacey to return for Christmas special – report

13 Feb 2024 2 minute read
The cast of Gavin and Stacey. Photo Tom Jackson PA Images

It has been reported that much loved Welsh sitcom Gavin and Stacey is 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.

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.

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.

Gavin and Stacey. Picture by the BBC

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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John Stout
John Stout
11 days ago

Wonderful news.

Gaynor
Gaynor
11 days ago

Please god no!

Y Cymro
Y Cymro
11 days ago

Nothing against the cast of Gavin & Stacey , although I think that smug lump of lard James Corden is a moron for once saying to Rob Brydon that Welsh was a dying language because it didn’t catch on, even though since the Roman, Saxon/English, Norman/French invasions all who tried and failed to eradicate it. Mae yma o hyd! #Cymraeg 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 With that said. Personally think the best Welsh comedy (s) is not Gavin and Stacey but Satellite City, Barry Welsh is coming and High Hopes. They are way funnier. And where we laugh along to High Hopes , Barry… Read more »

Nia James
Nia James
11 days ago

Talk about flogging a dead horse. A bit like many of its cast members, G & S was moderately amusing when it first appeared, but the joke wore thin a long time ago.

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