James Corden and Ruth Jones give big clue that Gavin and Stacey could return for another series

Fingers crossed!

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Off the back of the roaring success of the Christmas Special, fans of Gavin and Stacey have been left wondering if the show will be coming back.

Thankfully, the show’s creators James Cordon and Ruth Jones have hinted that there’s definitely a possibility the beloved sitcom could return.

The duo gave the closest hint at a possible return when they recently spoke to Metro.co.uk.

In a joint statement, they said, "It's mind-blowing that so many people watched our show – we still can't get our heads around it, what a massive compliment.

"We are indebted to the BBC for their incredible support but most importantly to those 18.5 million viewers for watching. We just hope one day we can let them know what Smithy said next."

The pair are referencing the final scene of the Gavin and Stacey 2019 Christmas Special, which was left on a cliffhanger after Nessa proposed to Smithy.

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It seems the one-off comeback episode went down well with BBC bosses, too.

Speaking about the viewing figures, BBC Content director Charlotte Moore said she also hoped for more.

Charlotte said, “These incredible viewing figures demonstrate the power of British comedy and the love for Gavin and Stacey.

“I want to thank James and Ruth for this gem and like everyone I’m longing to find out what happens next!”

What's more, the actors in the show are also keen to see it return.

Joanna Page - who plays Stacey - told The Sun earlier this month, “If I had to put a bet on it I would say yes – but I have no idea if it is coming back.

“I want to know if Smithy is going to say yes, so they’ve got to do one.”

Gavin and Stacey was last on TV (for a full season) back in 2010 - which means the Christmas Special aired almost a decade later.

The one-off December episode pulled in a staggering 18.5million viewers - including those who watched on catch-up.

Fingers crossed we see Smithy, Nessa and the gang back on our screens very soon!

Lizzie Thomson is a regular contributor to woman&home, and also contributes to Metro.co.uk, Ideal Home, Culture Trip, and Evening Standard, covering all things lifestyle.