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Gavin and Stacey first landed on screens in 2007 ending in 2010. After a decade’s hiatus, Gavin and Stacey returned for a Christmas special, which was watched by over 18.49 million people. Will there be more Gavin and Stacey to come? Express.co.uk has everything you need to know.
Will Gavin and Stacey return?
Gavin and Stacey star Larry Lamb recently spoke to OK! Magazine about the future of the beloved sitcom.
After a record-breaking Christmas special, Lamb appeared to confirm to the publication there would be more Gavin and Stacey to come.
However, it may not be a complete series as fans hoped. Instead, Lamb said there would be another special or even a movie.
The 72-year-old said: “I think it would be pretty cruel to leave us on that cliffhanger. After the response it got at Christmas, you can more or less be certain that, sooner or later, there will be more.”
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He continued: “I’m sure the BBC can persuade Ruth [Jones] and James [Corden] to write more, so it’s a question of when not if.”
However, Lamb could not confirm when exactly Gavin and Stacey would return.
Creators Jones and Corden have already discussed the difficulty of getting the ensemble cast together to film the Christmas special in summer last year.
Ruth Jones told the press in London, including Express.co.uk: “James and I have always secretly, we’ve always sort of texted to each other ideas for characters like a line for Pam [Alison Steadman] or a situation for Bryn (Rob Brydon) or, you know, a new job for Nessa you know, that kind of thing.
“And then every now and again, one of us would say, should we, do you think we could do another one to that we could do a special, could we do a series and we kind of both thought.
“No, there’s no way we could do a series just because it takes so much time and both to write it and to film it and everybody else has, you know, gone on to all these great things, but you know, getting everybody’s availability was a big thing as well.”
She added: “James gave up his summer holiday to come over [from America] and then we had to find out if everybody was available and which, you know, it was a miracle that they all were available, to be honest.
“We managed to find a sort of a two-and-a-half-week period where everybody could pretty much commit to it. And that felt like a little bit of a sort of a good luck omen I suppose.”
Lamb echoed the same difficulties, telling OK! “logistically, it’s a b****y nightmare” to get everybody together and said as a result, it would be difficult to do an entire series.
He said: “The problem is, logistically, it’s a b****y nightmare as so many people involved with it have very active careers.
“It’s virtually impossible for there to be a whole series, but I imagine there will be another special.
“’I’ve always thought a logical thing to do would be a Gavin And Stacey movie, but that’s just my idea.”
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If Gavin and Stacey does return as a miniseries, special or movie, it is unlikely to air in 2020 due to the current coronavirus outbreak.
Fans will most likely have to wait until 2021 for any new Gavin and Stacey content.
The Christmas special ended on a huge cliffhanger, with Nessa (Ruth Jones) confessing her love for Smithy (James Corden).
In a turn of events, Nessa got down on one knee and proposed to Smithy.
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In the emotional scene, Nessa said: “I love you. You know, I do love you” but the end credits rolled before viewers knew if Smithy, who was still in a relationship, said yes.
Ever since fans have been demanding a season four or another special to find out what happened next.
One fan tweeted: “I’ll be honest I still don’t think I’ve recovered from Gavin and Stacey not doing a season 4 after that Christmas special.”
Another Gavin and Stacey fan said: “James Corden and Ruth Jones better have not wasted these last couple of months of lockdown NOT writing the script for season 4 of Gavin and Stacey.”
A third fan added: “I’ve waited long enough, can I please have a Gavin and Stacey season 4!!”
Gavin and Stacey is streaming on the BBC iPlayer now
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