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'Gavin And Stacey' Star Mathew Horne Cheats Death After Being Hit By Train

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'Gavin And Stacey' Star Mathew Horne Cheats Death After Being Hit By Train

Is it just me or does anyone else have the urge to watch the festive special of Gavin & Stacey each and every year? Back in 2008, the show got mighty rowdy in the scene when they all have a beer round the Shipmans and Gavlar makes his special announcement.

Fast forward an entire decade and it seems Gav, I mean, Mathew Horne, is still getting himself in those tricky situations - it seems he's just cheated death after being hit by a train on a booze-fuelled night out.

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The 40-year-old actor was clipped by the East Midlands Trains passenger service on a pedestrian crossing which caused him to be thrown backwards, according to the Sun.

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Horne was in Burton Joyce, Nottinghamshire, and was walking back to his parents' house when the mishap occurred but he didn't need hospital treatment and was only left with a 'bit of a scratch'.

A friend of Horne's told the Sun: "It was a miracle."

Meanwhile the duty manager at The Nelson pub where he had been drinking added: "It was a really, really unfortunate accident and it could have been a lot worse.

"We are all glad that it wasn't. He was obviously very shaken up but he's alright now. He's got a bit of a scratch on him but no underlying issue there whatsoever."

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Mathew Horne had been drinking when he was hit by a train in Nottinghamshire. Credit: PA
Mathew Horne had been drinking when he was hit by a train in Nottinghamshire. Credit: PA

The duty manager continued: "Mathew wasn't taken to hospital. The police had to be called just because of the nature of the incident. But they were just glad that he wasn't harmed."

A villager said: "He was clipped by a train and knocked backwards. He had a miraculous escape."

British Transport Police also confirmed the incident, with a spokesman saying: "The incident was reported to police at 22.37pm and is being treated as non-suspicious.

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"Officers attended the incident along with paramedics and a person was escorted away from the scene."

Mathew Horne with onscreen best pal, James Corden. Credit: PA
Mathew Horne with onscreen best pal, James Corden. Credit: PA

Mathew Horne played one half of Gavin & Stacey (you don't need to guess which one).

In better news for fans of the show, Rob Brydon (aka Uncle Bryn) spoke of his interest in a Gavin & Stacey comeback.

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He hinted to the Sun that he believed there could be room for a one-off special, saying: "If James and Ruth want to do it then I think we'd all do it. It's them really.

"I think it's a real balance between 'let's leave it on a high, people love it', but there's also a big feeling of 'oh it would be so lovely to get back together and do a special'."

Nessa (Ruth Jones), Smithy (James Corden) and Baby Neil in Gavin & Stacey. Credit: BBC
Nessa (Ruth Jones), Smithy (James Corden) and Baby Neil in Gavin & Stacey. Credit: BBC

And it seems to be something Nessa, I mean Ruth Jones, has also been thinking (and talking to her co-writer James Corden about).

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She told the Daily Star: "James and I were talking about this [the characters] the other day. I think Baby Neil, who is now probably about 11... Nessa is training him down the slots."

Come on, guys - what screams 'do it' more than your pal dodging death?

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Topics: UK News, Celebrity, News, James Corden, gavin and stacey, Train, UK Entertainment

Rebecca Shepherd
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