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11 June 2019, 13:30
Gavin & Stacey is confirmed to return for a Christmas Special, but one character has revealed that they might not come back for the sequel.
Many of the main characters turned to twitter to share the news of the show's return, with James Corden, who plays Smithy, breaking the news first with a photo of the Gavin & Stacey 'Christmas Special 2019' script.
Joanna Page (Stacey), Mathew Horne (Gavin), Rob Brydon (Bryn) and Larry Lamb (Mick) have all confirmed their return, but speculation remains around whether or not all the supporting characters are appearing in the Christmas special.
SURPRISE!!! SURPRISE!!! SURPRISE!!! SURPRISE!!! SURPRISE!!! SURPRISE!!! SURPRISE!!!!!!!! https://t.co/7LFFyi2st5— Rob Brydon (@RobBrydon) May 28, 2019
I’m so excited! It’s happening!! See you at Christmas!!!!! #gavinandstacey— Joanna Page (@jopage_) May 28, 2019
However, one favourite character, Sheridan Smith, who played Smithy's sister Rudi, didn't confirm her appearance in the Gavin & Stacey episode.
She has now shared that it doesn't seem that her character will appear in the episode. On 10 June, when asked about her involvement, she said "I wish. No, I'm not going to be in it, I think."
Sheridan Smith's character Rudi appeared in a select few episodes, and her most-loved scene includes a a rap of Estelle's 'American Boy'.
Sheridan Smith recently wowed fans when she performed an emotional cover of Vera Lynn's 'We'll Meet Again' at the D-Day 75th anniversary commemoration, attended by The Queen and Donald Trump among others.
The Gavin & Stacey Christmas Special is due to air on Christmas Day 2019.