Gavin & Stacey: Ruth Jones confirms plans for show to return, possibly in a film?

by Anna Howell


Ever since the end of the hugely popular British comedy, Gavin & Stacey, there have been many rumours about a reunion for the show, either in the form of a new TV series or a film.

However, the main writers of the show, James Corden and Ruth Jones, who also played Smithy and Nessa in the series, both came forward to deny a return, despite other stars from it saying otherwise.

In a statement released after the third series ended, Corden was the most vocal about the door being firmly shut, saying at the time:

“There will never be another series of the show, I think Ruth and I are definite about that.”

Which Jones confirmed, explaining:

“Where would we go with it?…No, it’s really time to say goodbye to these characters now”.

As well as ruling out a film version, saying that the show “very much belongs to the little screen, not the big one”


However, since the end of the show, back in 2010, both stars have hinted that this may not be the case after all.

When Corden appeared as a guest on the 2011 edition of the BBC festive chat show Ruth Jones Christmas Box, the old friends did discuss the possibility of bringing the show back in the form of a one-off special, though no date was confirmed.

Since then Corden has expressed an open desire to work with Jones again and, whilst he never said definitively that the new project would be Gavin & Stacey related, Jones has given the biggest hint yet that the show will be coming back, possibly even as a film!

Discussing the possibility in a recent Radio Times interview, Jones confirmed that she would “definitely” team up with Corden for a Gavin & Stacey reunion, adding:

“We haven’t any concrete plans but we will at some stage.

“It might be a Gavin & Stacey special or it might be a film…”

Watch an interview with James Corden and Ruth Jones discussing how Gavin & Stacey was created in the clip below: