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Ruth Jones Shuts Down Reports Of Gavin And Stacey's Return

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Ruth Jones Shuts Down Reports Of Gavin And Stacey's Return

Ruth Jones has sadly shut down claims that Gavin and Stacey could be heading back to screens any time soon, having admitted there 'aren't any plans' to write new material.

Earlier this week, we got our hopes up when the BBC revealed that the popular series would be back 'one day'.

While the broadcaster wasn't promising when its return might be, the vague confirmation was what we needed to hear.

But now co-creator Ruth Jones has revealed that we shouldn't be getting too excited, as there's currently nothing in the pipeline.

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Speaking to Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes on today's This Morning, Jones said: "There aren't any plans to write anything.

Credit: ITV
Credit: ITV

"Obviously James is in America and I'm in Wales. The joy of our last special is that if we never go back to Barry, we'll always wonder what happened next.

"I quite like leaving it hanging. I'm sorry I don't have any better news."

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Understandably, many Gavin and Stacey fans were pretty gutted - especially after the cliffhanger last year's Christmas special left us on - with one tweeting: " BBC confirmed Gavin and Stacey is coming back and then Ruth Jones just said there's no plans to really playing with my heart here man."

Someone else wrote: "Ruth Jones..... No No No! We need another episode of #gavinandstacey as soon as possible..... please, please, please!"

A third added: "Vanessa Shanessa Jenkins has just confirmed on This Morning there isn't any plans for more Gavin and Stacey and it has absolutely ruined my Friday."

Credit: BBC
Credit: BBC
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Last year's festive special was the most-watched TV of Christmas Day - and it didn't disappoint, leaving us with a huge cliffhanger as Nessa (Ruth Jones) proposed to Smithy (James Cordon).

Earlier in the week, the BBC's Chief Content Officer Charlotte Moore implied a new instalment of Gavin and Stacey would happen eventually.

She revealed the news when explaining that a Christmas instalment of the fan-favourite show was never planned for 2020.

Moore said: "That wasn't something that was going to happen this year."

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She then followed that up with: "One day."

Still, it looks like there should be plenty for us to watch over the festive season, including The Vicar of Dibley, which returns to screens in the form of three 10-minute lockdown-inspired episodes.

Moore said stars and crews 'pulled out all the stops' this year, adding: "Some of the big talent and the production teams have rallied together, and we feel it's really important to have a good Christmas."

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Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film, gavin and stacey, UK Entertainment

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