What's occurring? James Corden and Ruth Jones on how Gavin and Stacey reunited for Christmas

The Shipmans and the Wests gather in Wales for a Christmas reunion
The Shipmans and the Wests gather in Wales for a Christmas reunion Credit: Tom Jackson/PA

Gavin and Stacey, James Corden and Ruth Jones’s award-winning sitcom, about the romance between an Essex boy and a Welsh girl and their families joining together, ran for three series and a Christmas special between 2007-2010. It was a breakthrough hit on BBC Three, but a growing following saw it move to BBC Two and finally BBC One.

When we last had sight of the gang, on the seafront at Barry Island, Gavin (Mathew Horne) and Stacey (Joanna Page) had just announced that they were expecting a baby, while Gavin’s best friend Smithy (James Corden) had interrupted the wedding of Stacey’s friend Nessa (Ruth Jones). 

It’s been a long wait for fans of the show, but, finally, this Christmas they will...

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