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Gavin And Stacey Actor Joanna Page Quits Acting For New Career Change

Rebecca Shepherd

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Gavin And Stacey Actor Joanna Page Quits Acting For New Career Change

Gavin & Stacey actor Joanna Page has announced that she is quitting acting while she has a young family.

The 44-year-old who is currently pregnant with her fourth child has said that she wants to dedicate her career to another kind of TV work.

Credit: PA Images/Alamy Stock Photo
Credit: PA Images/Alamy Stock Photo

Speaking to The Mirror, the Welsh star said: "I really enjoy presenting and it works a lot better with a family as you don't have to go away for weeks on end."

Joanna and her husband, ex-Emmerdale star James Thornton, have three children; Eva, eight, Kit, six, and Noah, four.

With the 'surprise' baby on the way, she went on to add: "For the first six months after I had Eva I was away working filming two shows back to back.

"I had my mum looking after her on set but it was so tough as all I wanted to do was spend time with my new baby.

"Also, I just find presenting a lot more interesting. You're always doing something different and I love just being myself and chatting to people.

"It can be a lot more fun than sitting alone in a trailer for hours learning lines, then going out to do a scene where you're pretending to be ­somebody else."

Joanna with fellow Gavin & Stacey star Ruth Jones. Credit: Collection Christophel/Alamy Stock Photo
Joanna with fellow Gavin & Stacey star Ruth Jones. Credit: Collection Christophel/Alamy Stock Photo

We might not have to worry about whether she'll appear in anymore episodes of Gavin & Stacey because, luckily she'd be tempted back into the world of acting.

Phew, it wouldn't be much of a thing without one of the stars of the show.

Referring to the Christmas special episode which ended on a cliffhanger, Joanna explained: "We all want to know what Smithy said at the end.

"It's such a great job. You're working with people who make you laugh all day long like Rob Brydon. The Christmas special felt like a big reunion.

"None of the rest of the cast ever expected we would do another special. We didn't have a clue.

"After the third series ended we were told, 'this is it, there won't be any more' so it was such a complete shock.

"I'd expect if it was ever going to be on TV again that getting another phone call out of the blue is what would happen."

Featured Image Credit: Collection Christophel/Alamy Stock Photo

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film, Celebrity

Rebecca Shepherd
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