'Gavin & Stacey' Set to Return in 2019 with a One-Off Christmas Special

Ruth Jones, Joanna Page, Mathew Horne and James Corden in their 2008 Gavin & Stacey Christmas Special  (Photo credit: BBC)

It's finally happening! The long anticipated reunion of the BAFTA-winning BBC sitcom Gavin & Stacey  is in the works at last.

James Corden, the show’s co-writer and one of its stars, took to Twitter today with the news.

Gavin & Stacey  originally ran for three seasons from 2007 to 2010. The comedy centered around Essex boy Gavin Shipman (Mathew Horne) and Stacey West (Joanna Page) from Barry, Wales. The pair got acquainted through work phone calls before meeting in person, falling immediately in love and getting married. With an unforgettable extended family of quirky parents, friends and neighbors gathered around them, the couple experienced the pure joys and jarring adjustments that young newlyweds often encounter.

Corden and his co-writer, actress Ruth Jones, will reprise their roles as the hilariously antagonistic Smithy and Nessa. They will be joined in the new special by castmates Horne and Page as the titular couple, plus beloved supporting characters Uncle Bryn (Rob Brydon), Stacey’s mum, Gwen (Melanie Walters) and Gavin’s parents Mick and Pam Shipman (Larry Lamb and Alison Steadman).

In a joint statement, Corden and Jones said:

"Over the last 10 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."

At this point, no specific details about the episode are available, but we'll be sure to let you know as that information is released.

Are you excited about the return of Gavin & Stacey? Any guesses about what may the gang may have been up to for the past nine years? We’d love to hear your reaction to the news in the comments!