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James Corden gives exciting update on Gavin and Stacey's return 

We can't leave it on the Smithy and Nessa cliffhanger forever!

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Emmy Griffiths
Emmy GriffithsTV & Film Editor
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James Corden has given a very promising update about the future of Gavin and Stacey - and we're delighted to hear it! The 2019 Christmas special ended up a major cliffhanger as (spoiler alert) Nessa proposes to Smithy, leaving viewers desperate to find out what his answer would have been. 

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Chatting on Thursday's Zoe Ball Breakfast Show about the future of the show, he said: "As it stands right now, there aren’t any plans to do one, but that’s not to say that there isn’t the want or the inclination to do one… that special... it’s so open-ended that I think it would be a shame to leave it there. That’s certainly my feeling and I think Ruth feels the same." We feel the same too James!

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He continued: "It doesn’t feel like the end of a book, it feels like the end of a chapter, so I do feel like if we ever did another one that would be the end of it… But with the last one, that’s why we wrote it without telling anyone. We’d finished it before we called the BBC because we just didn’t want to make anything that would in any way let everybody down. 

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"And so my hunch is no-one will ever know if it’s coming until we’ve got it, but we haven’t had a single conversation about it… we also can’t write separately, we’re terrible at it because they’re part-writing sessions and part therapy sessions really.

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"It feels sometimes like we open a portal, there are all these characters in Barry Island, then slowly but surely these ideas present themselves and we just happen to be the two that write them down, you know." 

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