James Corden and Ruth Jones drop huge hint there will be more Gavin and Stacey

Danny Thompson
Contributor
Ruth Jones and James Corden attend the Channel 4 Comedy Gala, in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital, at the O2 Arena, London. (Photo by Ian Nicholson/PA Images via Getty Images)

James Corden and Ruth Jones have said they “hope” to make more Gavin and Stacey following the release of figures showing the huge success the Christmas Special.

Recently released viewing figures reveal the festive episode was watched by 18.5million people, making it the broadcaster’s most viewed television programme since records began in 2002, excluding national and sporting events.

In a joint statement released addressing the success, Corden and Jones were open about their hopes to make more of the popular series in the future.

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The statement read: “It’s mind blowing that so many people watched our show - we still can’t get our heads round it, what a massive compliment.

“We are indebted to the BBC for their incredible support but most importantly to those 18.5 million viewers for watching. 

“We just hope one day we can let them know what Smithy said next...”

The Gavin and Stacey Christmas Special ended with Jones’ Nessa telling Corden’s Smithy she loved him and presenting him with a ring.

But much to the frustration of over 18million people, the episode ended before Smithy gave a response, leaving another loose end untied - along with the infamous ‘Fishing Trip’ incident between Uncle Bryn and Jason.

Director of BBC Content Charlotte Moore said in a statement: “These incredible viewing figures demonstrate the power of British comedy and the love for Gavin and Stacey. 

“I want to thank James and Ruth for this gem and like everyone I’m longing to find out what happens next!”

Read more: Ruth Jones reveals her extreme bid to keep Gavin and Stacey reunion plot a secret

BBC’s Controller Comedy Commissioning Shane Allen also said: “I’m delighted for Ruth and James that their terrific comic creation is more adored than ever. 

Ruth Jones, Alison Steadman, Joanna Page, Mathew Horne, Rob Brydon, and James Corden pose with the award for Comedy for Gavin & Stacey during the South Bank Show Awards 2008 at The Dorchester on January 29, 2008 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

“BBC One really does bring the nation together, and these figures are testament to iPlayer’s role in bringing our hit shows to new generations of fans.”

Here’s hoping the BBC give in, so we can see if Nessa and Smithy end up together...and perhaps what happened on that fishing trip.