Ruth Jones has revealed that she will not be returning again in 2019 because of the last laugh.
In an interview with The Independent (opens in a new tab), co-writer Ruth Jones, who is well-known for playing Stacey''s best friend, Nessa in the hit BBC sitcom, stated that she has no intention to bring the product back.
Ruth said, "It''s not coming back," adding that "people are absolutely delighted." But it''s quite an unusual thing...it''s almost like you mention Gavin and Stacey, and people assume it''s back," concluding, firmly stating "but it''s not."
Ruth later said that she was "sure" that she would collaborate on something else with co-writer James Corden: "I''m sure, at some point, James and I will write something together. But it won''t be. Certainly, when he''s back in the United Kingdom, I would have thought we would try and get together and write again because it was so fun to do it."
This interview comes a few months after James Corden suggested that he would return to the United Kingdom. On BBC Radio 2, he addressed the question. After receiving the news that Corden was going and returning to the United Kingdom, he said that the final decision to bring it back came with Ruth, as he believed she would know if and when.
"I wish I could say it''s up to me. The best thing about it is that if I''m completely honest, Ruth and I agree that her judgment is exceptional... She''ll know when it''s right, and together we''ll figure it out." If it''s a big''if, I don''t believe it''s a "when," says the author.
The series from 2007 to 2010 has won three Baftas over its three series. In 2019, the show returned for a one-off Christmas special with Nessa proposing to Smithy (James Corden). Fans have been baffled by Smithy''s remarks; unfortunately, Ruth''s remarks make it seem like we''ll never know the exact answer.
If this news has left you wanting to revisit the classic sitcom, you can stream all three seasons of on BBC iPlayer in the United Kingdom and on BritBox in the United States.