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Gavin and Stacey return officially confirmed for final Christmas special-Meghna Amin-Entertainment – Metro

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Gavin and Stacey return officially confirmed for final Christmas special-Meghna Amin-Entertainment – Metro

It’s official! (Picture: Baby Cow)

It’s official, Gavin and Stacey is returning for one last special, and we could not be more excited.

Rumours have been swirling for months that the beloved sitcom would be back on our screens, but after months of denying the news, creators James Corden and Ruth Jones have dropped a huge announcement.

On Friday, comedian James, 45, teased a picture of him and Ruth peeking over a script stating: Gavin and Stacey: the finale.

It’s confirmed to be hitting our screens this year, and fans are ecstatic.

He wrote: ‘Some news… It’s official!!! We have finished writing the last ever episode of Gavin and Stacey. See you on Christmas Day, BBC One. Love Ruth and James.’

Fans are over the moon! (Picture: Instagram)

‘Never hit the like button quicker!!!’ fan @caza523 wrote, while @the_nurserynurse said: ‘This has made my whole year!!!’

‘Oh my Christ,’ @kyeshamansfield said, with @kellymgeorge shouting: ‘SHUT THE FRONT F**KING DOOR.’

Even Gordon Ramsay is a fan, commenting hearts on the post, while Susanna Reid on Good Morning Britain compared it to a ‘baby announcement’.

This confirmation comes months after Nessa actress Ruth claimed all the speculation was ‘sadly a rumour’ after reports over summer that there would be a new Christmas special, five years after that dramatic cliff-hanger.

The classic sitcom followed characters Gavin and Stacey, played by Mathew Horne and Joanna Page, as they pursued a long-distance relationship across Essex and Wales.

It ran for three series from 2007 to 2010, returning in 2019 for a festive special.

The 2019 festive episode scored the highest overnight Christmas ratings in 12 years when it aired, attracting an average audience of 11.6 million viewers, making it the biggest festive special since Christmas Day 2008.

By the New Year, it had been viewed by 17.1 million people, making it the biggest scripted programme of the decade at the time.

The special also went on to win the impact award at the National Television Awards in 2020.

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