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Rob Brydon refuses to rule out the return of Gavin and Stacey’s Christmas special amid rumors of a bidding war between the BBC and Netflix.

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Rob Brydon on Saturday refused to rule out a Gavin and Stacey Christmas special for 2024. The actor, 58, who plays Uncle Bryn, spoke on Radio Four's Today program and laughed at her question about the popular show .

Rob Brydon has refused to rule out a Gavin and Stacey Christmas special for 2024.

The actor, 58, who plays Uncle Bryn, spoke on Radio Four’s Today program on Saturday and was quizzed about speculation about the return of the popular show.

Gavin and Stacey are reportedly at the “centre of a bidding war” as the BBC and Netflix battle over the comedy.

Following reports that the iconic drama will return for the first time in five years this Christmas, sources have claimed that streaming giant Netflix is ​​fighting to steal it from the BBC, which has broadcast it since 2007.

Presenter Nick Robinson asked Rob if the public’s desperate wish for the show’s return would come true.

Rob Brydon on Saturday refused to rule out a Gavin and Stacey Christmas special for 2024. The actor, 58, who plays Uncle Bryn, spoke on Radio Four’s Today program and laughed at her question about the popular show .

Gavin and Stacey are reported to be in the

Gavin and Stacey are reported to be at the “centre of a bidding war” as the BBC and Netflix fight over the comedy (pictured with James Corden and Ruth Jones)

He said: ‘As far as I know, it’s another rumor. I don’t know. I mean, I would love it if it were true, but yeah.

Nick joked, “That sounds like a yes to me.”

Rob replied ‘does he?’ while the couple laughed until the end of the interview.

There is a lot of speculation about the show’s return, as The Sun reported there was a bidding war.

A source said Sun: ‘Obviously the show has a special history with the BBC, and this seems its natural and obvious home.

“Chief content officer Charlotte Moore spoke to the couple and made it clear that she wants the show to remain, but Netflix has also made it very, very explicit that they want to stream it.”

The source added that the streaming company’s chief executives, Ted Sarandos and Greg Peters, are “extremely excited” that they can outbid the BBC, but Ruth and James “aren’t interested in the money.”

They said: “It would be a huge coup for Netflix to steal this iconic British comedy from under the BBC’s nose and, indeed, there may be a world in which this happens.”

Presenter Nick Robinson asked Rob if the public's desperate wish for the show's return would come true (pictured with show creator Ruth).

Presenter Nick Robinson asked Rob if the public’s desperate wish for the show’s return would come true (pictured with show creator Ruth).

Gavin and Stacey are reported to be in the

Gavin and Stacey are reportedly at the “centre of a bidding war” as the BBC and Netflix battle over the comedy.

Sources have claimed that streaming giant Netflix is ​​fighting to steal it from the BBC, which has broadcast it since 2007 (Joanna Page and Mathew Horne pictured as Gavin and Stacey).

Sources have claimed that streaming giant Netflix is ​​fighting to steal it from the BBC, which has broadcast it since 2007 (Joanna Page and Mathew Horne pictured as Gavin and Stacey).

But according to the show’s co-creator Ruth Jones, the British comedy will not be returning for a Christmas special.

Welsh actress Ruth, who starred in and co-created the show with James Corden, confirmed it was “sadly a rumour” on RTE Radio 1 on Wednesday.

When asked about the reports, he said: “Apparently there’s a bidding war between the BBC and Netflix and I love it because it says ‘a source says’, who is this source?”

Jones added: “Unfortunately it’s a rumour… All I can say is that if there was something to say on that front, James and I would be happy to announce it, we would.”

The actress, who played Nessa on the beloved show, revealed she believes the rumors arose after she was photographed having lunch with Corden a few months ago, after he returned to the UK after living in America.

“Then the next thing is ‘Oh my god, they should be writing more Gavin and Stacey,’ which is lovely,” he said.

“It’s wonderful that people are so desperate about it because imagine if it was the complete opposite and they said, ‘Oh God, you’re not bringing that back.'”

It was claimed on Tuesday that a new episode of the beloved BBC comedy will reportedly be filmed over the summer and screened at Christmas.

Viewers could not contain their excitement after the announcement and prayed that there would be “no more suspense” and that all the old ones would be resolved.

The series previously returned for a Christmas special in 2019, but ended on a jaw-dropping cliffhanger when Nessa, played by Ruth, got down on one knee and proposed to her on-again, off-again flame Smithy, played by James.

Elsewhere in the special, fans were left more desperate than ever to find out what really happened on THAT infamous fishing trip.

After years of not knowing what happened, it looked like Uncle Bryn was ready to reveal what led him and Jason to get into a fight during the trip during the holiday family gathering.

The couple received a photo of them together that, unbeknownst to Gwen (Melanie Walters), who gave them the gift, was taken during the fishing trip.

Bryn (Rob) and Jason (Robert Wilfort) immediately fell silent as the mysterious events of the trip came back to them.

Fans have long hoped that James’ decision to return to the UK following his eight-year stint hosting The Late Late Show in the US will boost the chances of doing another episode.

And after James was spotted meeting co-creator Ruth in London’s Soho in November 2023, speculation accelerated.

Deadline reports that most of the cast will return for the special, including Matthew as Gavin and Joanna as Stacey.

Fans have long hoped that James' decision to return to the UK following his eight-year stint presenting The Late Late Show in the US will boost the chances of doing another episode.

Fans have long hoped that James’ decision to return to the UK following his eight-year stint presenting The Late Late Show in the US will boost the chances of doing another episode.

The series previously returned for a Christmas special in 2019, but ended on a jaw-dropping cliffhanger when Nessa, played by Ruth, got down on one knee and proposed.

The series previously returned for a Christmas special in 2019, but ended on a jaw-dropping cliffhanger when Nessa, played by Ruth, got down on one knee and proposed.

And on Tuesday, viewers couldn't contain their excitement after the announcement and begged

And on Tuesday, viewers couldn’t contain their excitement after the announcement and prayed that there would be “no more cliffhangers” and that the old ones would be resolved.

Previously, James told the RTS Convention in Cambridge that he felt “obliged to come home” after leaving The Late Late Show after presenting to 1,000.

However, he has not stopped interviewing celebrities since his new venture, called This Life of Mine with James Corden, already has top-level guests such as Martin Scorsese, Kim Kardashian and David Beckham.

He also confessed that he didn’t know if he would do more Gavin and Stacey, but emphasized that he would “love to do something together again” with Jones at the convention.

Meanwhile, Gavin and Stacy fans were left in meltdown today when news of a Christmas special emerged.

One wrote on X, formerly Twitter: ‘GAVIN AND STACY AHHHHHHHHH.’ Another said: ‘Gavin and Stacey are back?!?! Oh my god, I suddenly feel so much better!!!’ A third said: ‘OMG YES.’ A fourth wrote: ‘Gavin and Stacey are back for a Christmas special! OM and G!!’

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