Gavin And Stacey’s Larry Lamb has said it’s ‘highly unlikely’ that we’ll get more episodes of the beloved BBC comedy just hours after his co-star Joanne Page dashed all hopes of another Christmas special.
The hit series returned last December for a one-off festive offering and was watched by 17.1million people, making it the most-watched scripted series of the 2010s.
But according Larry, the 2019 special might have marked the final time fans would see the Shipmans and the Wests.
‘After how well the Christmas special went down last year, it’s highly unlikely there won’t be more,’ Larry told the Telegraph on the likelihood of more Gavin And Stacey.
‘We’re all ready, but when it’ll be, that’s up to James [Corden], Ruth Jones and the BBC. I just hope they knock another one out before I’m dead. That or they can start at the graveside.’
Larry’s comments come after Joanna, who played Stacey in the sitcom, told Sunday Brunch viewers that she’d not been privy to any conversations about the show returning.
‘I haven’t heard of any special,’ Joanna told presenters Tim Lovejoy and Simon Rimmer.
‘I don’t know that there’s any special coming up or anything. I’m the same as everything else, if I hear anything I do, and if I don’t, I don’t.’
Gavin And Stacey co-creator James Corden, however, hasn’t completely ruled out the idea of the show returning.
‘The next one will really be the last, final part,’ James told Metro.co.uk.
‘And that is a little too much pressure for my chest to take at the moment, if I’m honest, in amongst the anxiety of 2020.
‘If I had any notion of trying to make another Christmas special I don’t think I’d be able to breathe. So we’ll cross that bridge when we get to it. But I promise you, we won’t lead you over that bridge unless we think it will be worth the journey.’
Gavin And Stacey is available to stream on BBC iPlayer.