Gavin and Stacey script was kept a secret from the BBC as James Corden admits he feared he could "ruin it" 

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The new Gavin and Stacey script was kept a secret from the BBC as they feared they would “ruin” their own legacy, says James Corden. 

The television host said the Christmas special of the beloved British sitcom series Gavin and Stacey, which was written by himself and costar Ruth Jones was kept a secret from the broadcaster until they were sure they’d got it right. 

He said: “We didn’t tell anyone we were doing it, certainly not the BBC. We thought, ‘We’ll do it for us and we’ll know if it’s right’. 

“We’ve seen too many people ruin what they’ve done – for no reason.” 

Corden, who has been based in Los Angeles for his late night talk show The Late Late Show since 2015 said the two who played characters Smithy and Nessa wrote the script over Facetime. 

“We wrote the new script over Facetime,” Corden told British GQ in their September issue. “I would get up at 4am, and work with Ruth until it was time to take Max [Corden’s son] to school…” 



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