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Gavin & Stacey Christmas Special Is Most Watched Show Of The Decade

Gavin & Stacey Christmas Special Is Most Watched Show Of The Decade

In case you didn't notice, Gavin & Stacey made its much awaited return yesterday with a Christmas special, and it became the most watched show of the decade.

The BBC One show gathered an unbelievable 11.6 million viewers, making it the biggest since 2008, across all channels.

Charlotte Moore, Director of BBC Content, says: "Christmas Day on BBC One brought the nation together and entertained them in their millions with the much anticipated return of Gavin & Stacey taking the top spot in 2019, and making it the biggest in a decade."

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The show was announced earlier this year and marked the first time it had hit our screens since its New Year's Day special in 2010.

It's been pretty much all anyone's talking about, which isn't surprising seeing as nearly a sixth of the population of UK tuned in to watch it.

If you've not watched it yet, firstly, what were you doing yesterday, and secondly, I'd probably not read on, as a big massive spoiler lies ahead.

The big shocker of the show was its unbelievable cliffhanger ending, when the first episode in almost a decade ended with Nessa proposing to Smithy.

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After ending up outside alone with him, she removes a ring from her finger (on her left hand - could it have been the engagement ring Dave Coaches proposed with? It would be very Nessa-esque) before getting down on one knee to pop the question.

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"Will you marry me?" She asked a baffled-looking Smithy who answers simply: "What?" And she says again: "Marry me".

The scene cuts to credits before we get a response from Smithy, but it does mean there is potentially huge scope for future episodes of the hit show, with the creator saying it's possible there will be more to come.

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Speaking to The Sun, Ruth Jones said: "It is so complicated for me and James to get together to write.

"I do say never say never, as while we did make it work that was after three years of trying to find time when we could sit down and write it.

"Obviously with the way it ends, there is room for more. It's a shame we didn't have more time when we were writing so we could have written more, then have it all ready to go.

"But it was such a challenge to get that special filmed."

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And maybe if they do decide to do more episodes, we'll finally find out what happened on that bloody fishing trip, seeing as we STILL haven't been given the answers we need.

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Amelia Ward

Amelia is a journalist at LADbible. After studying journalism at Liverpool John Moores and Salford Uni (don't ask), she went into PR and then the world of music. After a few years working on festivals and events, she went back to her roots. In her spare time, Amelia likes music, Liverpool FC, and spending good, quality time with her cat, Paul. You can contact Amelia at [email protected]