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Ruth Jones rubbishes rumours of a Gavin and Stacey reunion for Christmas special

For now, you'll just have to keep your fingers crossed for another day in the future.

Danny Jones Danny Jones - 14th February 2024

Telly lovers all over the UK were absolutely buzzing to hear that beloved British series, Gavin and Stacey, might be coming back for a reunion at the end of the year but, as it turns out, co-writer Ruth Jones has already rushed the supposed plans.

Barely even a full day after there was talk of the cast getting back together for another Christmas special, which themselves have gone on to become a bit of a TV institution in their own right, the Welsh screenwriter and actor has now played down the potential festive comeback.

As per an interview on Irish station RTÉ Radio 1, Jones simply responded to the chatter by insisting it is “sadly a rumour”, going on to question where the story came from in the first place.

Speaking live on air, she said: “Apparently there’s a bidding war going on between the BBC and Netflix and I love it because it says ‘a source says’ — who is this source?”

Nessa herself says the news is nonsense.

The 57-year-old comedian best known for playing Nessa on the iconic show went on to assure, “All I can say is, if there was something to say on that front, James [Corden] and I would happily announce it, we would.”


Many fans might have been hoping that Corden’s recent departure as host of The Late Show over in the US might give some credence to the speculation but, unfortunately, it seems there is nothing concrete regarding a Gavin and Stacey reunion any time soon.

While she did admit, “James and I talk about [the show] a lot, it’s a huge part of our lives”, adding, “It’s lovely that people love it” and that they are still very grateful for the role it played in their careers, she didn’t want anyone to get carried away and start thinking they were writing another series.


Some fans were already expecting to be let down by the rumblings.

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So yeah, sorry to break it to you but we’re afraid you’ll have to keep waiting for a new Christmas special or Gavin and Stacey reunion of any kind.

For now, you’ll just have to settle for reciting the ‘bhunas’ scene over and over again and rewatching all the classic moments from previous episodes.


Here are all the best bits from the last one back in 2019.

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