Gavin & Stacey fever seems to be catching on again as not one, not two, but three stars hint at another possible festive bonanza!
Hot on the heels of Alison Steadman (Pam) and Larry Lamb (Mick) revealing their wish to revisit the beloved characters for another Christmas special, the sparkling Joanna Page (Stacey) too seems to be aboard this reunion train. But fans hoping for a whole series might have to rein in their excitement, as the stars seem unanimous about the ordeal of an entire season.
Speaking to RadioTimes, Steadman revealed a full-blown season would be “too draining” while her on-screen hubby Lamb likens a one-off to “getting the family together again”. Ah, sweet nostalgia!
It’s been a while since we’ve visited the world of Gavin and Stacey. Four years, to be exact, when the show graced our screens on Christmas Day 2019, returning after a staggering nine-year hiatus and leaving us all gasping with a cliffhanger of note. Our emotions have barely recovered, to be honest.
Steadman reflected on the Christmas special, saying, “The Christmas special cliff-hanger ending was brilliant. I was really touched and moved by it.” She seems keen on a special, citing that it would be “great fun and it wouldn’t be too draining and exhausting.”
Remember, Gavin (played by Mathew Horne) from Essex and our Welsh darling Stacey (Joanna Page) tied the knot after a whirlwind romance that got us all talking (and occasionally tearing up). Add to that mix the iconic duo Smithy and Nessa (James Corden and Ruth Jones) and you have a recipe for comedy gold.
While our Essex-Wales family might hint at a return, the bigger question is whether writers James Corden and Ruth Jones are cooking up a storm.
Joanna Page, the effervescent Stacey, spilled some beans in her recent chat with The Sun. “It would be so lovely,” she gushed. “We’re all still constantly in touch with each other. We send each other so many messages.” She quips about the unresolved romantic tension saying, “But then I agree, we have got to find out what Smithy says to Nessa.”
In another delightful snippet, Page reveals working alongside Gavin & Stacey alumni Steadman and Lamb in a new travel venture. It charts a journey from Barry to Billericay, with Page lending her voice. Recounting the fun, she mentions, “I was going ‘look at them; they’re like my mum and dad. I couldn’t take it seriously because I was smiling and laughing.”
With James Corden’s return to British soil after his stint on The Late Late Show, could this be a sign? Could the Barry and Billericay band be getting back together?
Only time will tell, but one thing’s certain – Britain waits with bated breath!