James Corden Updates Fans On Potential Return Of Gavin And Stacey
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James Corden has opened up about the possibility of Gavin & Stacey returning, stating that co-writer Ruth Jones will 'know when it's right'.
The much-loved sitcom ran for three series between 2007 and 2010, before returning for a Christmas special in 2019.
The special - which won the Impact Award at the 2020 National Television Awards - ended on a cliffhanger, with Jones' character Nessa Jenkins down on one knee proposing to Corden's Smithy.
Speaking to Vernon Kay on BBC Radio 2, actor Corden hinted at a return of the BAFTA-winning TV comedy, but said he trusted Jones' judgement on the matter.
He said: "I wish I could say it's up to me. The best thing about Gavin & Stacey is that it's Ruth and I, and, if I'm being completely honest, her judgment is exceptional.
"I realise the ending of that special does very definitely tease something else. It's always been the two of us, it's always been and we can't write separately.
"We've never been able to write over Zoom or anything at all. We've just got to be in a room together, talking with a pack of Post-It Notes and a pen, and at some point we get a laptop out, but that's even way down the line – and she just always knows."
He added that they would be reunited soon, but the prospect of a return of the show was more of an 'if' than a 'when' at the moment.
He said: "I trust her so much. She is, I think, a genius… I would be excited just to be in a room with her. I'm going to see her this summer, but I doubt we'll talk about the show.
"The last few times we've talked we haven't even mentioned it really… it's always a friendship first.
"I'm so proud of the fact – what are we now, 15 years on or whatever? – we love each other so much and our families and all those things, so she'll know when it's right and together we'll figure it out. If that ever happens, but I do think it's a big if, I don't think it's a when."
Corden went on to explain that he is going to have 'a bit more free time' from next year, following the announcement that he will be parting ways with The Late Late Show, and it will give the pair chance to 'be together'.
"I'm so touched every time I get here when people ask about it. It's amazing, it's incredible how people care about those characters in the show," he added.
Jones has previously said the door is 'closed but not locked' for the return of the hit show.