Gavin & Stacey reportedly set to return for another Christmas special
13 Feb 2024, 10:45
In news that will have fans saying “Oh My Christ”, it is being reported that beloved sitcom Gavin & Stacey is coming back for a new Christmas special!
The classic British comedy, created by and starring James Corden and Ruth Jones, last aired with a Christmas special in 2019, and ended on a massive cliffhanger.
Now, Deadline reports that the sitcom will “film a new episode over the summer with a view to airing at Christmas time this year”.
According to Deadline, the series - which is produced by Steve Coogan’s Baby Cow - is in the development/pre-production stages, and filming will begin in “a few months time”.
Gavin & Stacey tells the story of two families - one in Billericay and one in Barry - whose lives become intertwined when the titular characters (played by Mathew Horne and Joanna Page) fall in love and marry.
Following three massively popular series and a Christmas special between 2007 and 2010, the BAFTA-winning show returned for one-off Christmas episode in 2019, which saw more than 18 million viewers tune in to catch up with their favourite characters.
In it, Three Steaks Pam (Alison Steadman) and Mick (Larry Lamb) headed down to Wales to spend Christmas with Uncle Brynn (Rob Brydon), Gwen (Melanie Walters) and Jason (Robert Wilfort), while Smithy (played by Corden) was also in town to be with his son Neil ‘The Baby’ (Oscar Hartland) and Nessa (played by Jones) for the festivities.
The episode saw Smithy introduce a not-too-popular girlfriend, while Jason and Brynn ALMOST revealed what happened on that fishing trip, before (spoiler alert) Nessa proposed to Smithy after his girlfriend had left to see her family. However, the credits rolled before Nessa got an answer from the shocked father of her child. What a cliffhanger!
Deadline now reports that “the majority of the main cast will likely return for the special”.
There has been much speculation about more from the world of Gavin & Stacey since 2019, but the creators have thus far not revealed anything. In 2022, Jones told The Independent: “It’s not coming back,” and Cordon told Sky News last year: “I genuinely don’t know if we’ll ever do another one. I think Ruth and I would love to make something together again… I really don’t know with Gavin & Stacey. I think we feel so proud of that last special.”
Fingers crossed the new Christmas special happens!
Gavin & Stacey is available to view on BBC iPlayer.