James Corden Announces Gavin & Stacy Christmas Special

James Corden took to Twitter, sharing a picture of a script, confirming that the hit sitcom Gavin & Stacey is coming back for a Christmas special. 

The one-off event will be the show’s second Christmas special. The British comedy originally ran for two seasons between 2007 and 2008. It aired a Christmas special in 2008, which was followed by a third season in 2009.

Corden will be joined by leads Mathew Horne and Joanna Page. Rob Brydon, Larry Lamb, Melanie Walters, and Alison Steadman will also reprise their roles for the special.

“Over the last ten years we’ve talked a lot about Gavin and Stacey — where they might be today and what their lives might look like,” Corden and Jones said in a joint statement. “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. 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.”

BBC confirmed the announcement, saying it is “hugely excited” to welcome the show back.