Gavin and Stacey is back! James Corden reveals beloved sitcom will RETURN for a Christmas special nine years later
- The BBC sitcom will return in December for a one-hour special
- Gavin & Stacey starred Matthew Horne and Joanna Page as a boy from Essex and a girl from Barry Island in Wales who fell in love after a meeting online
- The show was made by James Corden and Ruth Jones
- It concluded in 2009 after three seasons and two Christmas specials
Gavin and Stacey return to screens with a brand new episode, nine years after the show on BBC One.
After years of request from fans, the beloved sitcom, with Matthew Horne and Joanna Page in the lead, will return later this year for a Christmas special.
James Corden, who created the sitcom together with Ruth Jones, made the announcement Tuesday in a Twitter statement, with a photo of the new script.
He wrote: & # 39; In the last 10 years we have talked a lot about Gavin and Stacey – where they can be today and what their lives might look like.
& # 39; And so we secretly took the plunge and wrote this one-hour special offer.
& # 39; We enjoyed visiting Barry and Essex again, and bringing the characters together was a joy.
& # 39; We are so excited that we will once again have the opportunity to work with our fantastic cast and crew and give fans of the show a festive treat this Christmas. Thanks BBC for helping to make this possible. & # 39;
Gavin and Stacey broadcast three series (plus a Christmas special) from 2007 to 2010 on the BBC.
The final of the 2010 New Year & # 39; s Day shows had record records for the series with 10.25m viewers.
The show followed the story of Gavin (Mathew Horne), an ordinary boy from Essex in England and Stacey (Joanna Page), an ordinary girl from Barry in Wales, who talked to each other on the phone every day, they finally met, fell in love and married.
The pair was accompanied by best friends Nessa (Ruth Jones) and Smithy (James Corden) while following the trials and tribulations of marriage.
The beloved series also played Rob Brydon as Bryn, Stacey & # 39; s uncle and Larry Lamb and Alison Steadman as Mick and Pam, the parents of Stacey.
Ruth, 51, told Lorraine Kelly, 58 on Tuesday, that the couple, best known for playing Smithy and Nessa on the show, enjoyed commemorating where the character would now be, giving fans hope that they would like the show could bring back.
Ruth said: & James Corden and I were talking about the characters and we said we think Neil (the baby) is about 11 years old.
Charlotte Moore, director of BBC Content, says: & Everyone at the BBC is extremely excited to welcome Gavin and Stacey on BBC One this Christmas.
& # 39; We can't wait to see what has happened to everyone in the last nine years and what the future holds for one of the country's favorite comedy families. & # 39;
Last year co-creator Ruth announced that a revival was in the making during a performance on Lorraine from ITV.
Ruth revealed that she and James enjoyed remembering where the character would be now, giving fans the chance to bring the show back.
She confessed: & # 39; James Corden and I talked about the characters and we said we think Neil (the baby) is about 11 years old.
& # 39; Nessa is probably training him in the slot machines about repairing slots and slot machines. & # 39;
Lorraine said: & # 39; We did something to see what he could look like now & # 39; while showing a simulated image of Neil.
Ruth commented: & # 39; There is a bit of James Corden in it. I think you should add a pair of earrings, and maybe a tattoo on his forehead. & # 39;
Further details will be announced in due course.
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