Ruth Jones Won't Rule Out More Gavin And Stacey Episodes
This year's imminent Gavin & Stacey Christmas special has got lots of people thinking about what may be in store for the show, so it's a good time for Ruth Jones to give a nod towards future episodes, saying that to rule out more would be 'churlish'.
Could this be a hint that there's even more to come after the show's unexpected festive return? Well, maybe not quite.
Speaking to The Mirror, 53-year-old Ruth (AKA Nessa), who co-wrote the series alongside James Corden (Smithy), said: "I think it would be churlish of me to say there won't be any more. The honest truth is there are no plans, but I don't think I could ever say never."
Never saying never is good enough for us, for now. Well, until 26 December when we need another fix.
Reflecting on the cast's reactions to news of the festive comeback, Ruth added: "They were lovely phone calls. Everybody was over the moon. Jo Page [who plays Stacey] was almost hysterical."
She also explained that working with 41-year-old Corden again was 'a bit strange'. Even though the pair have seen each other, Ruth explained that they hadn't 'spent any great length of time together' since the original run of the BBC comedy, which lasted from 2007 to 2010.
In an interview with Red magazine, she added: "What's nice about the way we write is that we just act out the characters ourselves, so it's just like playing, really. We make each other laugh a lot."
The Christmas special of Gavin & Stacey will be airing at 8.30pm on BBC One - perfect timing for another beer and some more food, if you ask me.
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Announcing the time, Corden simply wrote: "Christmas Day. 8.30pm @BBCOne."
The trailer for the standalone episode sees Gav and Smithy performing a rendition of Elton John's 'Step Into Christmas', joined by Gavin's parents Pam and Mick.
The minute-long trailer also shows Smithy's iconic blue Volvo pulling up outside Gwen's gaff in Barry, while Nessa (naturally) and Dave Coaches make appearances - and then, of course, there's the one many of us were waiting for: Uncle Bryn, played by Rob Brydon.
When news of the show was announced, a press release from Corden and Jones read: "Over the last ten years we've talked a lot about Gavin & Stacey - where they might be today and what their lives might look like.
"And so in secret we took the plunge and wrote this one-hour special. We've loved revisiting Barry and Essex again and bringing the characters back together has been a joy.
"We're so excited to get the chance to work with our fabulous cast and crew once more and to give fans of the show a festive treat this Christmas. Thank you BBC for helping to make this happen."
The Gavin & Stacey Christmas special will air at 8.30pm on BBC One on 25 December - yup, Christmas Day.
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