James - who plays Smithy in the comedy series - admitted that the cliffhanger between Smithy and Nessa (Ruth Jones) from 2019's Christmas special was so open-ended that "it would be a shame to leave it there."
Speaking to Zoe Ball on her BBC Radio 2 show, James explained that while the follow up isn't on the cards right now, it could be - and if it is, he and co-creator and co-star Ruth Jones will keep it as a surprise; no one will know it's in the works.
"As it stands right now, there aren’t any plans to do one, but that’s not to say that there isn’t the want or the inclination to do one," he explained. "That special [is] so open-ended that I think it would be a shame to leave it there. That’s certainly my feeling and I think Ruth feels the same. It doesn’t feel like the end of a book, it feels like the end of a chapter, so I do feel like if we ever did another one that would be the end of it.
"But with the last one, that’s why we wrote it without telling anyone. We’d finished it before we called the BBC because we just didn’t want to make anything that would in any way let everybody down.
"And so my hunch is no-one will ever know if it’s coming until we’ve got it, but we haven’t had a single conversation about it.
"We also can’t write separately, we’re terrible at it because they’re part writing sessions and part therapy sessions really. It feels sometimes like we open a portal, there’s all these characters in Barry Island, then slowly but surely these ideas present themselves and we just happen to be the two that write them down."
Will James and Ruth rescue 2021 with more Gavin & Stacey? Please make it so.
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