Gavin and Stacey to Return for Final Episode on Christmas Day 2024

James Corden and Ruth Jones confirm Gavin and Stacey will return for a final episode on Christmas Day 2024 on BBC One. The episode will resolve the cliffhanger from the 2019 special, which left viewers wondering about Nessa's proposal to Smithy.

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Gavin and Stacey to Return for Final Episode on Christmas Day 2024

Gavin and Stacey toReturnfor Final Episode on Christmas Day 2024

James Corden and Ruth Jones, the creators and stars of the beloved BBC sitcom Gavin and Stacey, have confirmed that the show will return for one final episode on Christmas Day 2024 on BBC One.

The news, announced by Corden on his Instagram page, has been met with enthusiasm and anticipation from fans who have been eagerly awaiting another installment of the comedy-drama since the 2019 Christmas special ended on a cliffhanger.

In a black and white photo posted on Instagram, Corden and Jones can be seen holding up a script for the new episode, with Corden's caption reading: "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." The announcement comes as a surprise, as Jones had recently denied reports of a new episode being in the works, stating in an interview, "It's sadly a rumour... All I can say is, if there was something to say on that front, James and I would happily announce it, we would."

Gavin and Stacey, which first aired in 2007, follows the lives of Gavin (Mathew Horne) from Essex and Stacey (Joanna Page) from South Wales as they cope with their long-distance relationship and the events that bring their two families together. The show's popularity soared, with the 2019 Christmas special attracting an astonishing 18.49 million viewers, making it the most-watched scripted television program of the decade in the UK.

The upcoming final episode is set to resolve the cliffhanger from the 2019 special, which saw Nessa (played by Jones) proposing to Smithy (played by Corden), leaving viewers on the edge of their seats without revealing his response. Fans have taken to social media to express their joy and euphoria at the news, with some even calling for an extended episode to make up for the long wait.

The show's impact on British television and culture cannot be overstated. It has won numerous awards, including BAFTAs, British Comedy Awards, and National Television Awards. The series has also been praised for its portrayal of the complexities of relationships and family dynamics, which also seamlessly blends humor and heart.

As fans eagerly await the final chapter of Gavin and Stacey, speculation is rife about what the episode might entail. Will Smithy accept Nessa's proposal? Will the two families finally find common ground? And what does the future hold for Gavin and Stacey themselves? These questions and more are sure to be answered when the episode airs on Christmas Day 2024.

The return of Gavin and Stacey for one last hurrah is a tribute to the show's enduring popularity and the special place it holds in the hearts of viewers. As Corden and Jonesprepareto bid farewell to these beloved characters, fans can look forward to a fitting and undoubtedly emotional conclusion to this iconic British sitcom.

Key Takeaways

  • James Corden and Ruth Jones confirm Gavin and Stacey's return for a final episode on Christmas Day 2024.
  • The episode will resolve the 2019 Christmas special's cliffhanger, where Nessa proposed to Smithy.
  • The show's creators and stars posted a black and white photo on Instagram, holding up the script for the new episode.
  • Gavin and Stacey's 2019 Christmas special attracted 18.49 million viewers, making it the decade's most-watched scripted TV program in the UK.
  • The final episode will conclude the iconic British sitcom, which has won numerous awards and holds a special place in viewers' hearts.