Gavin and Stacey to RETURN on BBC after 9 years away

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Gavin and Stacey is set to return to the BBC after nine years away.

The popular sitcom, featuring Matthew Horne and Joanna Page and created by Ruth Jones and James Corden, will be back for a Christmas special.

In a statement, Jones and Corden said: “Over the last 10 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.

Gavin and Stacey will be returning to the BBC after nine years

“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.”

Corden also confirmed the news on Twitter today and admitted that he had been keeping the secret a while.

He wrote: “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 ⁦@BBCOne⁩ #GavinandStacey.”

Gavin & Stacey (Pic:BBC)
Gavin & Stacey is finally returning to the BBC after nine years away

We Love Telly - Gavin and Stacey (Pic: BBC)
James Corden confirmed that he and Ruth Jones had written the script

He also attached a picture of the highly anticipated script, which simply read: “Gavin & Stacey: Christmas Special 2019.”

Fans were ecstatic over the news and flocked to Twitter to comment in excitement.

One wrote: “OHMYGOD.”

Gavin and Stacey Behind the scenes
Matthew Horne and Joanna Page will be returning as Gavin and Stacey

While another commented: “Really?? If it is that’s brilliant news.. we need a laff!!”

A third remarked: “@xemmamarshall omg omg omg omg omg omg omg omg OMG omg omg omg omg OMG OMG omg omg omg omg omg omg omg omg omg omg omg omg omg.”

The British sitcom aired from 2007 to 2010 and followed the lives of Gavin Shipman, from Essex, and Stacey Shipman (nee West) from Wales.

The show focused on the couple’s relationship and various situations that brought their families together.

It also starred Larry Lamb, Rob Brydon, Alison Steadman and Melanie Walters.

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