Gavin & Stacey's Joanna Page breaks silence on Christmas special

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Gavin & Stacey reacts to Christmas special newsBBC

Gavin & Stacey star Joanna Page has broken her silence following the news that the series will be airing its final-ever episode this Christmas.

Addressing the announcement on a special episode of her BBC Sounds podcast Off the Telly, the actor told co-host and EastEnders star Natalie Cassidy that she "can't wait" to see how the story ends.

"I'm so excited." she told Cassidy, who added that she was "absolutely over the moon" about the news of the 2024 special. "I can't believe that we can finally talk about it and I don't have to keep it to myself," Page added.

"I'm so excited to see the gang again and start filming."

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Originally running from 2007 until 2010, Gavin and Stacey later aired a Christmas special in 2019 which left fans with an epic cliffhanger after Nessa (Ruth Jones) proposed to Smithy (James Cordon) in the final moments of the episode.

It turns out that fans aren't the only ones wanting to know what happens next, as Page went on to reveal that she was yet to find out if Smithy said yes to the proposal.

She continued: "I can't wait to find out if Smithy has said yes. I can't wait to find out what's happening to everybody!

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"I'm going to have to keep that script away from your [Natalie's] little paws, but yeah, we are going to be able to review it on our show at Christmas and I will be very cross if you aren't sitting down on Christmas Day watching me!"

A 2024 Christmas special was confirmed earlier today (May 3) by Cordon after he shared an image of himself and Jones holding a script that read: "Gavin and Stacey: The finale" on Instagram.

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"It's official!!! We have finished writing the last-ever episode of Gavin and Stacey," Cordon captioned the image. "See you on Christmas Day."

The confirmation comes after months of speculation, with rumours beginning to circulate about a possible Gavin & Stacey special back in February of this year.

Jones had even initially played down the rumours, denying the reports after she asked about the episode during a radio show.

Gavin & Stacey series 1-3 are available to stream on BBC iPlayer. The Gavin & Stacey 2024 Christmas Special will air on Christmas Day on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.

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