James Corden Announces New Gavin And Stacey Christmas Special
Published in May 2019 / Updated in Aug 2021
James Corden has just announced the Garvin and Stacey TV comedy series to return as a one-off Christmas special.
If you’ve been yearning for the sitcom from Uncle Bryn, here’s exciting news for you.
Garvin and Stacey will be back on our screens come Christmas. The reunion has been announced and confirmed by Corden.
James Corden revealed that he and his co-writer Ruth Jones had been ‘keeping this as a secret for a while,’ and are excited to share this good news with you.
On a Twitter post, he said that the TV show would return in a form of a Christmas special episode, despite that the last episode of the sitcom was airing nine years ago.
Gavin and Stacey debuted on the BBC in May 2007 and ran for three seasons. There were 20 episodes, including specials, with the final episode airing in the U.K. on January 1, 2010.
The 2010 New Year’s Day finale recorded over 10.3 million viewers.
Addressing his 10.5 million Twitter followers, Corden shared a post titled, ‘Christmas Special 2019,’ along with a caption, ‘see you on Christmas Day.’
Fans were so excited about Corden’s announcement. The post attracted thousands of likes and comments in just a few minutes.
Some fans shared GIFs from the much-beloved British sitcom to express their excitement about the news.
The sitcom featured Mathew Horne, Joanna Page, Ruth Jones, and James Corden, just to mention a few, as the starring. The show was a breakthrough hit for BBC Three.
It involved Gavin, a boy from Essex, and Stacey, a girl from Barry, who used to talk over the phone every day before they even met.
The two then fell in love with each other, got married, and explored their relationship with their family and friends.
The show won several awards, including two Baftas, four British Comedy awards, and a National Television award.
Speaking to BBC, Corden and Jones, said:
“Over the last ten years, we’ve talked a lot about Gavin & 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.”