James Corden recently said he'd 'love' to bring back the sitcom for a special
Ruth Jones has dismissed the suggestion that Gavin & Stacey is returning for a one-off special.
James Corden, who co-created and co-wrote the popular sitcom with Jones, encouraged fans last week by saying: “I’d love to do another Gavin & Stacey special. It’s just finding the time.”
However, Jones has now told the Radio Times: “I can promise you absolutely that there are no plans to make one.”
Jones, who played Nessa opposite Corden’s Smithy in the series, added: “I think James was just saying he’d like to do one but then we’ve always said that. No, sorry folks, no more Gavin & Stacey planned!”
Corden recently resurrected his Gavin And Stacey character in a new sketch for BBC’s Sport Relief.
His wise-cracking character, Essex lad Neil Smith, is introduced in the clip by Pelé, whom he refers to as ‘Peléla’. Smithy then goes on to make his pitch for the FIFA Presidency, with suggestions including covering all pitches with Astroturf and only allowing clubs to change their strips every ten years.
Meanwhile, Corden paid tribute to BBC Three, the channel that commissioned Gavin & Stacey, as it moved online in mid-February.
“BBC Three has been a huge part of my life and career. It took a chance on me and Ruth Jones and this little show that we wrote,” Corden said from the set of The Late Late Show in Los Angeles. “For that chance, I and so many other writers and directors will always be grateful.”