Ruth Jones hasn't ruled out making more episodes of Gavin and Stacey
The Christmas episode has been described as "the best episode we’ve ever done" and more could be on the way.
After 10 years away from our screens, we're fairly certain that there's plenty going on in the life of Nessa, Ruth Jones' beloved character in Gavin and Stacey.
After all, she was one of the original members of All Saints - if only she got on with Shaznay - and seems to have met every celebrity under the sun; that amusement arcade in Barry is a hotspot for famous people.
Her duties as a mother are probably taking up most of her time, but with the Gavin and Stacey Special edging closer, Jones was upbeat about the future of the show.
When asked by The Mirror if audiences will be seeing even more episodes of Gavin and Stacey, she said: "I think it would be churlish of me to say there won’t be any more. The honest truth is there are no plans, but I don’t think I could ever say never.”
The co-writer of the show also gave a similar answer to Deadline when asked if there are any plans for more episodes in the future, beyond the Christmas special.
“Obviously there is room for it to move on, but all I’m going to say now is, who knows?" she said.
As for the Christmas special itself, Mathew Horne (Gavin) told the same publication: “I think it’s the best episode we’ve ever done."
The official synopsis for the Christmas special reads: "This year we’re off to Wales for the festivities, where Bryn’s cooking dinner for over 13 people. Understandably he’s tense. Pam would secretly prefer to spend Christmas in Essex as she finds Gwen’s house a bit lacking. But the deal has always been that they alternate every year, and this time it’s the turn of the Wests to host Christmas with everyone under one small roof."
As for Gavin and Stacey, it appears that parenthood continues to present them with several challenges, their baby now being 10.
Smithy, too, continues to commit to his fatherly role, making the journey to Barry at weekends and every second Wednesday to see baby Neil.
Nessa, on the other hand, adopts her own brand of Nessa-style mothering whilst Pam, Mick and Gwen have become the epitome of doting grandparents.
We can't wait.
The Gavin and Stacey Christmas Special airs on Christmas Day.
Clip via BBC Trailers