Last month, Alison Steadman and Larry Lamb excited Gavin & Stacey fans when they announced they'd like to do a new special – but, according to another star of the show, a further episode of the beloved sitcom is not looking very likely.


Mathew Horne – who played Gavin Shipman in the series – exclusively revealed to that, while he'd like to see a resolution to the cliffhanger at the end of the 2019 Christmas special, he doesn't see it happening any time soon.

"Firstly, I very much doubt it will be addressed," he explained during an interview to promote his role in new film Bolan's Shoes.

"I doubt - very much doubt - that anything will happen," he added. "It would be nice to find out whether Smithy and Nessa do get married, but I don't think we ever will find out."

That will undoubtedly come as something of a disappointment for fans who have been clamouring for another one-off episode ever since the previous special broke records to become the most-watched scripted TV programme of the 2010s.

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Since then, various stars, including Steadman, Lamb and Joanna Page, have hinted that they would love the cast to get together for another reunion, with Lamb explaining: "It’s like getting the family together again, so absolutely yes to another one."

But last year James Corden said that the last few times he had spoken with co-creator Ruth Jones they hadn't "even mentioned it, really", although he added that "she’ll know when it’s right and together we’ll figure it out".

He continued: "If – if – that ever happens, but I do think it’s a big 'if', I don’t think it’s a 'when'."

You can read more from Mathew Horne in an upcoming Big RT Interview, which is out on Saturday 16th September.

Gavin & Stacey is available to watch on BBC iPlayer now and Bolan's Shoes is now showing in UK cinemas. Read more of our Comedy coverage, or visit our TV Guide and Streaming Guide to see what's on tonight.


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