Set Photos Show The ‘Gavin And Stacey’ Christmas Special Has Started Filming In Wales

Alfie PowellAlfie Powell in Entertainment, TV
Published 15.07.19

Over nine years ago, the last episode of Gavin and Stacey aired after being on our screens for three years.

We laughed, we cried, and we probably thought we’d be seeing more of Matthew Horne and less of James Corden in the future.

So wrong. Honestly, we were way off.

Since then we’ve had to survive with reruns on UK Gold, constantly wondering what it was that happened between Bryn and Jason, and how little Ian (who would be 10 now!!!) is doing.


But good news struck after James Corden tweeted out some of the best news we’ve gotten this year…

I thought James Corden and Matthew Horne fell out a long time ago? I’m glad that looks to be water under the bridge now.


Well now production has started, as Christmas decorations were spotted on a house in the South Wales town of Barry and people are very excited.

Along with that, pictures of actors on set have surfaced…

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They do such a good job of making Rob Brydon look a lot older than he is.

Creators Ruth Jones and James Corden said in a statement:

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.

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.

Well, I’m just going to sit around for five months playing this on repeat…


Images via BBC, Wales News Service