Ruth Jones and James Corden will work together again – but it may not be on 'Gavin & Stacey'

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Ruth Jones during the filming for the Graham Norton Show at BBC Studioworks 6 Television Centre, Wood Lane, London, to be aired on BBC One on Friday evening. Picture date: Thursday December 19, 2019. Photo credit should read: PA Images on behalf of So TV (Photo by David Parry/PA Images via Getty Images)
Ruth Jones on The Graham Norton Show. (David Parry/PA Images via Getty Images)

Ruth Jones has confirmed she does have plans to work with James Corden again – but it might not be on a much-anticipated Gavin & Stacey series.

The pair created and starred in the hugely popular BBC sitcom, and with last year’s Christmas special ending in a cliffhanger, fans have been hoping for a follow up.

However, Jones has confirmed there are no plans in the pipeline at the moment, though she and Corden hope to put their heads together soon for a different project.

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Jones told the Sunday Telegraph she and Corden have spoken via Zoom during lockdown but that they “didn’t do any writing”, saying they are both struggling to feel creative.

She said: “Since then we’ve not even mentioned work, just talked about the family and how we’re feeling. It does seem like a waste doesn’t it, not to have spent all those lockdown hours writing? But I just couldn’t get into the groove.”

Ruth Jones and James Corden, backstage at the Channel 4 Comedy Gala, in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital, at the O2 Arena, London.Picture date: Tuesday March 30, 2010.   (Photo by Ian Nicholson/PA Images via Getty Images)
Ruth Jones and James Corden at the Channel 4 Comedy Gala in 2010. (Ian Nicholson/PA Images via Getty Images)

On the possibility of another series, she said: “There’s nothing in the diary. We are both pretty busy.”

Prompted about working with Corden again she added: “It may not be Gavin & Stacey, but it’ll be something.”

The show originally ran for three series between 2007 and 2010 before its long-awaited return for a one-off Christmas special last year.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 28: (L to R) Mathew Horne, Joanna Page, Alison Steadman, Ruth Jones, Laura Aikman, Rob Brydon and Robert Wilfort accepting the Impact Award for "Gavin and Stacey, Christmas Special", pose during the National Television Awards 2020 at The O2 Arena on January 28, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
The Gavin & Stacey cast accept the Impact Award for the 2019 Christmas Special during the National Television Awards in January. (Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)

Aired on Christmas Day, it became the most watched TV episode in a decade, with 11.6 million viewers.

Asked how she watched the episode, Jones said: “We all watched it round at James’s house, and when it ended James’s younger sister Ruth just screamed: ‘No! You can’t end it there!'”

Read more: Mathew Horne says rumours of 2020 Gavin and Stacey Christmas special are 'ridiculous'

Though Jones remains coy about a return, Larry Lamb, who plays Mick Shipman, suggests the response the Christmas special received it is “more or less certain” fans can expect more.

Gavin & Stacey is available to stream now on the BBC iPlayer.

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