Gavin and Stacey Christmas special 2024 officially confirmed by James Corden - all the details

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3 May 2024, 07:30

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Oh My Christ! It turns out Gavin and Stacey WILL be returning to screens for a brand new Christmas special this year!

The classic British comedy, created by and starring James Corden and Ruth Jones, last aired with a Christmas special in 2019, and ended on a massive cliffhanger.

After much speculation and rumours running rampant, Corden has officially confirmed the 2024 Gavin and Stacey Christmas special is indeed happening, with a sweet Instagram post alongside co-creator Jones. 

The episode will be titled Gavin and Stacey: The Finale, as shown by the script in the Instagram snap. James captioned the pic: “Some news… It’s official!!! We have finished writing the last ever episode of Gavin and Stacey. See you on Christmas Day, BBC One. Love Ruth and James.”

James’ confirmation comes a few months after Deadline reported a new Gavin and Stacey special was in the works, but Ruth poured cold water on the reunion idea pretty soon afterwards, as did Stacey actress Joanne Page

Gavin & Stacey tells the story of two families - one in Billericay and one in Barry - whose lives become intertwined when the titular characters (played by Mathew Horne and Joanna Page) fall in love and marry. 

Following three massively popular series and a Christmas special between 2007 and 2010, the BAFTA-winning show returned for one-off Christmas episode in 2019, which saw more than 18 million viewers tune in to catch up with their favourite characters. 

In it, Three Steaks Pam (Alison Steadman) and Mick (Larry Lamb) headed down to Wales to spend Christmas with Uncle Brynn (Rob Brydon), Gwen (Melanie Walters) and Jason (Robert Wilfort), while Smithy (played by Corden) was also in town to be with his son Neil ‘The Baby’ (Oscar Hartland) and Nessa (played by Jones) for the festivities.

The episode saw Smithy introduce a not-too-popular girlfriend, while Jason and Brynn ALMOST revealed what happened on that fishing trip, before (spoiler alert) Nessa proposed to Smithy after his girlfriend had left to see her family. However, the credits rolled before Nessa got an answer from the shocked father of her child. What a cliffhanger! 

The Gavin and Stacey 2024 Christmas special will air on BBC One on 25th December.