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Gavin and Stacey is making a comeback after five years: Hit BBC sitcom is set to return for a Christmas special this year with filming due to begin in the summer

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Gavin and Stacey is set to return to our screens for the first time in five years, it emerged today. 

The beloved BBC comedy will be on later this year for a Christmas special, with cast members including James Corden and Ruth Jones due to feature once again. 

The new episode will be filmed over the summer, according to reports. 

The last time Gavin and Stacey aired was in 2019, when a Christmas special saw Nessa – played by Jones – get down on one knee and propose to Cordon’s Smithy.

The episode left a huge cliffhanger, with viewers left to wonder what would happen to the pair and their unexpected relationship. 

James Corden, Joanna Page, Matthew Horne, Ruth Jones all starred in the classic sitcom 

The last time Gavin and Stacey aired was in 2019, when a Christmas special saw Nessa - played by Jones - get down on one knee and propose to Cordon's Smithy

The last time Gavin and Stacey aired was in 2019, when a Christmas special saw Nessa – played by Jones – get down on one knee and propose to Cordon’s Smithy 

Deadline reports that most of the cast will return for the special, including Matthew Horne as Gavin and Joanna Page as Stacey. 

Other members of the ensemble cast will include Rob Brydon, Alison Steadman, Larry Lamb and Julia Davis.

Sheridan Smith addressed the possibility of a reboot of the smash hit sitcom in an interview late last year

Speaking to Jason King and Kelly Brook on Heart Breakfast, Smith said she didn’t know if the show will return, but said she thinks ‘so many shows overdo it’.

The actress – who played Rudi, the sister of James Corden’s character Smithy – suggested that the show would not be back, despite fans ‘all wanting’ the all-star cast to return.

During her radio appearance, she said: ‘I have not a clue if they’re going to do any more or not, I really don’t know.’

‘I think what they’ve done is genius, they’ve left it on a high haven’t they, so many shows overdo it, because we all want more, we all want more Gavin & Stacey.’

Sheridan Smith addressed the possibility of a reboot of the smash hit sitcom in an interview late last year

Sheridan Smith addressed the possibility of a reboot of the smash hit sitcom in an interview late last year  

Her comments came after Page crushed fans’ hopes of a comeback, claiming the legendary sitcom was unlikely to ever return.

Fans have long hoped Corden’s decision to move back to the UK following his eight-year stint hosting The Late Late Show in the US will increase the chances of making another Christmas special.

And after Corden, 45, was spotted meeting co-creator Ruth Jones, 57, in London’s Soho in December, speculation went into overdrive.

But Page claimed the odds of the comedy returning were low because it was left on the ultimate cliffhanger on its last outing in 2019. 

Speaking exclusively to MailOnline, Joanna said: ‘I can see them never doing any more because it was nice to leave it on a cliffhanger because it’s up to the viewer to imagine what would have happened. So I can imagine them ending it like that.’

Yet she added: ‘All I can say is, if they were going to do another one I hope it’s soon because we’re all getting so old, I don’t particularly want to see Stacey get that much older.

‘And if there is a comeback, I’ll find out at the same time as the public because I don’t get told anything.’

The BBC today declined to comment.  

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