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Woman Who Lives In Gwen's House From Gavin And Stacey Says It Saved Her From Loneliness

Woman Who Lives In Gwen's House From Gavin And Stacey Says It Saved Her From Loneliness

As fans eagerly anticipate the return of Gavin and Stacey to our screens tomorrow, one woman says she thanks the TV show for helping her keep loneliness at bay.

Credit: Wales News Service
Credit: Wales News Service

Sixty-six-year-old Glenda Kenyon lives in a terrace house in Barry, South Wales, and it will be instantly familiar to anyone who has watched the hit show, because it's also the set for Gwen's gaff.

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Glenda says she had more than 30,000 people travel to her home to see the famous dwelling for themselves - and, while that sounds like an absolute nightmare to me, Glenda says it's helped her overcome feelings of loneliness.

Glenda said: "It was a lonely life - I was going through hell with the depression. I never had many people to talk to. But now I have people coming from all over the world to see the Gavin and Stacey house.

"I love it - it has changed my life for the better."

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Glenda, who has arthritis, said her house being in the show has helped completely transform her life after being forced to take time off work due to living with chronic depression.

Over the years, Glenda says she's loved watching her house on TV and ended up becoming a big fan of the show.

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She added: "I kept saying, 'That's my house, that's my ornament'. I really got into it and absolutely loved it.

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"I started to talk to people, something I'd not done in a long time.

"I still have ups and downs - but it brought me out of this silence I was in."

Her house is now part of an official Gavin and Stacey tour and is particularly popular with hen parties, according to Glenda.

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Glenda has a stack of visitor books, which have been signed by people from as far away as Australia and Hawaii, and has a sign in the window inviting fans to quietly take photos.

Credit: Wales News Service
Credit: Wales News Service

But Glenda also welcomes people to knock on between midday and 7pm so she can meet them. How nice is that?

Oh and in case you're wondering if she'll be tuning in tomorrow, Glenda added: "I can't wait. I'm going to be glued to it from 8.30pm." You and me both, mate.

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Topics: TV and Film, Daily Ladness, UK

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Claire Reid

Claire is a journalist at LADbible who, after dossing around for a few years, went to Liverpool John Moores University. She graduated with a degree in Journalism and a whole load of debt. When not writing words in exchange for money she is usually at home watching serial killer documentaries surrounded by cats. You can contact Claire at [email protected]