James Corden revealed the return of Gavin and Stacey on Twitter this morning.
He wrote, on the social media account: “Ruth Jones and I have been keeping this secret for a while… We’re excited to share it with you. See you on Christmas Day.”
Ruth and James have issued a statement on the exciting episode, saying: “Over the last ten years we’ve talked a lot about Gavin and Stacey – where they might be today and what their lives might look like.
“And so in secret we took the plunge and wrote this one hour special.
“We’ve loved revisiting Barry and Essex again and bringing the characters back together has been a joy.
“We’re so excited to get the chance to work with our fabulous cast and crew once more and to give fans of the show a festive treat this Christmas.
“Thank you BBC for helping to make this happen.”
What is James Corden’s net worth?
James Corden has had an astronomical rise since his Gavin and Stacey days.
He is now the host of the Late Late Show and a major star in the US.
He is reported to be worth £12 million. The 40-year-old is married to his wife Julia Carey and they have three children.
What is Ruth Jones net worth?
Welsh Ruth Jones, 52, co-wrote Gavin and Stacey with James.
However, she has also appeared in The Street in 2009 and Hattie on BBC Four.
It is not currently known what Ruth’s net worth is, but it is likely to be quite a lot.
She owns her own production company, Tidy Productions, with her husband David Peet, which produced Stella for Sky 1, which Jones wrote and starred in.
Twitter users took to the platform to discuss the news about of of the UK’s most popular sitcoms.
One wrote: “Gavin and Stacey Christmas special 2019 – is my life gonna be complete after watching that? Yes, yes it is. Thank you James Cordon and Ruth Jones!”
Another said: “Can’t wait for this, was when James Cordon was funny.”
However, not everyone was so keen: “#GavinAndStacey Christmas special should leave it alone it’s been nearly a decade these things never work when they bring them back .
“Times moved on again now it was an okay passing comedy 10 years ago but it’s not a classic.”
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