James Corden has teased a return to Barry for Gavin and Stacey as he spoke to This Morning.
The actor and talk show presenter was speaking to Alison Hammond exclusively about his new movie Peter Rabbit 2 – and his role in the Friends reunion.
But it was the answer to one very simple – but oh so complicated – question that Alison wanted to know.
Alison asked him whether we would ever see another episode of Gavin and Stacey – something that has been hinted at but never confirmed.
BBC Director of TV said last year that it may return “one day” – but Ruth Jones said in an interview on This Morning: “I quite like leaving it hanging.”
As diehard fans will no doubt not need reminding, James Corden’s character Smithy was proposed to by Nessa right at the very end of the last Christmas special way back in 2019 – but the credits rolled before he could given an answer.
And when Alison asked him the question, he said: “Honestly, I don’t know the answer… I have no idea. I’m as excited to find out as you are!”
Alison continued: “Will we find out though? Will there be another episode?”
James answered: “Really it’s just about finding the time to do it and finding out if we think it’s good enough… nobody wants a last episode that doesn’t deliver. We’ve just got to let the tank fill up again really.”
He added: “I hope so much that we get to do one, I think it will be strange to leave it where we left it.”
When co-star Ruth Jones, who plays Nessa, was asked last year, she said: “There aren’t any plans to write anything.”
She added: “I think the joy of the Christmas special that it ended in such a way that if we never go back to Barry we will always wonder what happened.
“I think there’s something juicy about that. But we will always wonder, did Smithy say yes, did they get married.
“I quite like leaving it hanging.”
Who knows whether we’ll ever get to go back… but there’s one thing for sure: we want to know the answer!
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