Gavin & Stacey's Rob Brydon shares fishing trip hopes for Christmas special

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Gavin & Stacey star Rob Brydon has revealed his hopes for the TV show's reunion and a possible return to one of its biggest mysteries.

After months of speculation, creators of the hit sitcom – Ruth Jones and James Corden –confirmed Gavin & Stacey would return for a Christmas special one last time.

It picks up after the bombshell of the 2019 Christmas episode, in which Jones' character Nessa proposed to the father of her child, Corden's Smithy.

It's not the only unanswered question fans are sure to want resolved, with the looming uncertainty of what exactly happened on the fishing trip between Uncle Bryn (Rob Brydon) and Stacey's brother Jason (Robert Wilfort)

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However, Brydon is hoping that the juicy details are left to our imaginations. Speaking at a press junket for his new show My Lady Jane, he told Metro: "I just hope that – and I know they will – they’ll give me some of the juicy things to do."

He continued: "I hope we don’t find out about the fishing trip. That would be a mistake.

"They should keep the mystery. You must never resolve that. That’s the thing. It is the not knowing."

BBC's director of comedy Jon Petrie teased what fans can expect - or rather, what they might expect, as even he hasn't seen the final script yet.

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"They are really keeping it under wraps and don't want people to see it outside of their very, very tight circle until they're 100% certain of it," he shared (via Daily Mail).

"I think it will be hard when they are filming it because it's such a huge show and everyone will want to watch, everyone in all the locations where it's shot, it will be obvious what's being shot," he added.

Corden also offered his own update, telling Zoe Ball's Radio 2 Breakfast Show: "Ruth and I, we have to do one last pass and clean up of [the script] really, because the cast are like, 'When can I read it?' And we're like, 'Ahhh'."

Gavin & Stacey series 1-3 are available to stream on BBC iPlayer. The Gavin & Stacey 2024 Christmas special will air on Christmas Day on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.

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