The beloved BBC One sitcom series Gavin & Stacey will be returning to our screens for a one-off Christmas special, James Cordon has announced.
Corden shared a picture of the Gavin & Stacey Christmas Special 2019 script to his 10.5m followers in the early hours of this morning saying: “Ruth Jones and I have been keeping this secret for a while… We’re excited to share it with you. See you on Christmas Day”.
The Bafta-winning sitcom, about a long-distance relationship between a Stacey from south Wales and Gavin from Essex, was last screened in the UK in 2010.
The tweet has so far had over 29k retweets and over 80k favourites and of course, plenty of comments with fans expressing their delight that the show will return, by quoting some of the most memorable and funniest moments from the show.
My whole house on Christmas Day getting ready for the new Gavin and Stacey Christmas special pic.twitter.com/LW3SHrP7Oh
— chloe (@nighttimerain_) May 28, 2019
— Jack Graysmark (@ZeppelinG1993) May 28, 2019
The plot of the Christmas special has so far been kept under wraps but speaking to the BBC Press Office, Corden and his co-writer and co-star, Ruth Jones said: “Over the last ten years we’ve talked a lot about Gavin and 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.”
Written by Corden and Jones Gavin & Stacey stars Matthew Horne, Joanna Page, Rob Bryden, Alison Steadman, Larry Lamb and Melanie Walters.
It was originally aired back in 2007 and became a BAFTA-award winning breakthrough hit. The show gave birth to some of the best comedy characters we have seen in years and made huge stars out of Corden and Jones respectively.
The Gavin & Stacey Christmas Special 2019 will be produced by Jones’ Tidy Productions, Corden’s Fulwell 73 and Baby Cow Productions and will be a one-off 60-minute episode.