Ruth Jones updates fans on Gavin & Stacey ‘return’

Well it's not exactly the news we wanted...

Gavin & Stacey cast

by Alex Ross |
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After the year we've had, fans of hit BBC sitcom Gavin & Stacey were given something to celebrate earlier this week, when the BBC's Chief Content Officer, Charlotte Moore, revealed the show WILL return 'one day'.

With excitement rife, the show's co-creator Ruth Jones, who also portrays the role of Nessa on the show, appeared on Friday's episode of This Morning, where she broke her silence on the new rumours.

If you are hoping for some good news, you best look away now, because Ruth seemed to shut down the claims, admitting there's 'no plans' for any new series.

Speaking to hosts Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes, Ruth said, "There aren't any plans to write anything, obviously James is in America, I'm in Wales. I'm sorry not to be able to give you any good news."

Check out where the Gavin & Stacey cast are now:


The cast of Gavin & Stacey: where are they now?

James Corden : then1 of 22

James Corden (Smithy) : then


James Corden: now2 of 22

James Corden (Smithy): now

James Corden is now thousands of miles away from his Smithy days - quite literally. He lives in America, and presents his own TV show, The Late Late Show with James Corden. His ever-popular segment Carpool Karaoke attracts millions of views whenever they are uploaded to YouTube.

Nessa Gavin & Stacey3 of 22

Ruth Jones (Nessa): then

Arguably the best character of anything ever, here's Ruth Jones' Nessa in her heyday.

Ruth Jones (Nessa) now:4 of 22
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Ruth Jones (Nessa): now

Ruth looks SO DIFFERENT these days. Since the end of Gavin and Stacey Ruth has appeared in countless TV shows and adverts.

Joanna Page (Stacey) then5 of 22

Joanna Page (Stacey): then

"It's like chocolate and bits of rocks".

Joanna Page (Stacey) now6 of 22
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Joanna Page (Stacey): now

Joanna has changed loads since Gavin and Stacey, but is still definitely recognisable as the character she played nearly a decade ago. Joanna is still an actress, including appearing in an episode of Doctor Who, featuring in Nativity! and starring on stage.

Mathew Horne (Gavin) then7 of 22

Mathew Horne (Gavin): then

Remember Gavin's weird, weird hair?

Mathew Horne (Gavin) now8 of 22
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Mathew Horne (Gavin): now

Mathew's hair is now considerably more normal. In recent years Mathew has been touring with Catherine Tate in The Catherine Tate Show Live and appearing in various TV shows.

Larry Lamb (Mick) then9 of 22

Larry Lamb (Mick): then

"It's the last thing you expect to find when you get to work in the morning".

Larry Lamb (Mick) now10 of 22
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Larry Lamb (Mick): now

Since Gavin and Stacey finished, Larry has appeared in I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!, in 2016 and the film The Hatton Garden Job, based on the true story.

Alison Steadman (Pam) then11 of 22

Alison Steadman (Pam): then

"DO YOU THINK ILL OF ME MY CHILD?" We forever are in love with Pam.

Alison Steadman (Pam) now12 of 22
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Alison Steadman (Pam): now

Alison Steadman looks VERY different now. She has starred in various TV shows since, including the critically-acclaimed BBC drama Care, alongside her Gavin and Stacey co-star Sheridan Smith.

Rob Brydon (Bryn) Gavin & Stacey13 of 22
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Rob Brydon (Bryn): then

Bryn is forever Uncle goalz!

Rob Brydon (Bryn) now14 of 22
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Rob Brydon (Bryn): now

Rob Brydon has really changed much looks-wise! Since the end of Gavin and Stacey he's appeared in loads of TV programmes and film including, HBO's The Brink and The Huntsman: Winter's War. We also can't forget he is the face of P&O Cruises. Iconic.

Melanie Walters (Gwen) then15 of 22

Melanie Walters (Gwen): then

We're forever fantasising about Gwen's omelettes.

Melanie Walters (Gwen) now16 of 22
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Melanie Walters (Gwen): now

As well as appearing in a panto, Melanie has also continued as a TV actress starring in Hollyoaks and Doc Martin.

Steffan Rhodri (Dave Coaches) then17 of 22

Steffan Rhodri (Dave Coaches): then

"How's it goin', alrigh'?"

Steffan Rhodri (Dave Coaches) now18 of 22
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Steffan Rhodri (Dave Coaches): now

LOOK AT DAVE NOW! Completely different!

Julia Davis (Dawn) then19 of 22

Julia Davis (Dawn): then

Dawn and Pete - the ultimate relationship goals. ud83dudc95

Julia Davis (Dawn) now20 of 22
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Julia Davis (Dawn): now

Julia Davis is still looking fab! For three years 2012 - 2015 Julia starred as Dorothy in Hunderby getting nominated for countless awards. Since then, she has also been nominated for a British Academy Television Award her series Camping.

Adrian Scarborough (Pete) then21 of 22

Adrian Scarborough (Pete): then

"I will try y y y y to fix you".

Adrian Scarborough (now)22 of 22
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Adrian Scarborough (Pete): now

Looking quite different now, Adrian Scarborough now works mainly as a stage actor in Scarborough. He recently starred in the second series of Killing Eve, alongside Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh, as well as popping up in various ITV and BBC drama's in cameo roles.

As if that wasn't bad enough, Ruth went on to admit she thinks THAT ending where Nessa proposed to Smithy during last year's Christmas special, is a good way for the show to end.

She added, "I do think that the Christmas special ended in such a way that if we never go back to Barry, we will always wonder what happened. There's something quite juicy about that, that we will always wonder 'Did Smithy say yes?, Did they get married?'"


Gavin & Stacey
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Earlier this week, as this year's Christmas TV schedule was announced, the BBC's Chief Content Officer, Charlotte Moore, revealed there won't be any new episodes this year, but there will be in the future.

She said, "That wasn't something that was going to happen this year," before adding, "One day."

However, after Ruth's revelation, it sounds like we'll have to settle for repeats.

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