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Ruth Jones Isn't Ruling Out More 'Gavin & Stacey' Episodes After Christmas Special

Ruth Jones Isn't Ruling Out More 'Gavin & Stacey' Episodes After Christmas Special

There are all sorts of reasons to love Gavin & Stacey co-creator Ruth Jones.

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There's her ability to deliver killer deadpan lines like, "Of all the people I've slept with, it's him gets me pregnant. Not Nigel Havers, not John Prescott, not any of Goldie Lookin' Chain. No, some kn*bhead from Essex."

There's her knack for writing smart, funny, authentic female characters. Case in point: truck-driving, Italian-speaking, proud dominatrix Nessa.

And - most recently - there's her refusal to rule out more Gavin & Stacey. Oh!

Ruth Jones and Mathew Horne in the 2008 Christmas Special (Credit: BBC)
Ruth Jones and Mathew Horne in the 2008 Christmas Special (Credit: BBC)

Her new comments will thrill fans of the hit comedy series, which returns after ten years on 25th December for a hotly anticipated Christmas Day Special.

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In an interview with Red magazine, Ruth explained that, while there are no concrete plans for more episodes, for her it's always an open door.


The BBC has just dropped the special's trailer. (Credit: BBC)
The BBC has just dropped the special's trailer. (Credit: BBC)

"We will never again have the effect that we've had this time around, having said for 10 years that we're not doing any more and the announcing something special," said the Welsh comedy star.

"I think it would be churlish of me to say there won't be any more. The honest truth is there are no plans, but I don't think I could ever say never."

The series will make a long-awaited comeback on Christmas Day 2019. (Credit: BBC)
The series will make a long-awaited comeback on Christmas Day 2019. (Credit: BBC)

Ruth said that the public's reaction to the return of the series has been "absolutely astonishing" and "just gorgeous".

After so much time out, the cast and crew felt lot of pressure riding on the show's comeback, but for Ruth, reuniting with fellow creator James Corden was a natural, positive experience.

"What's nice about the way we write is that we just act out the characters ourselves, so it's just like playing, really," she said. "We make each other laugh a lot."

The pair have had plenty of time to fine-tune great character developments too.

"Ever since it finished in 2010, we've always said, 'Do you think we'll do another one?' Sometimes we would just text each other and go, 'I have a really good idea for Bryn'," added Ruth.

It sounds like those ideas have combined into something truly special. Last month Tyla was thrilled to report a string of glowing reviews from critics who attended the press preview of the Christmas Special.

Yet more proof that, much like Gwen's omelettes, you can never have enough Gavin & Stacey.

Featured Image Credit: PA Images

Topics: TV News

Mary-Jane Wiltsher

Mary-Jane Wiltsher is a freelance lifestyle and culture journalist. Elsewhere she writes for Stylist, Euronews, PHOENIX and What We Seee.

 

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