Gavin & Stacey stars Larry Lamb and Alison Steadman are spotted filming in Barry Island


‘Oh my Christ!’: Gavin & Stacey fans go into meltdown as stars Larry Lamb and Alison Steadman are spotted filming in Barry Island

Since BBC bosses confirmed that a Gavin & Stacey reunion will happen ‘one day’, fans have been waiting on tenterhooks. 

And fans were left convinced the big day could be upon us as the show’s stars Larry Lamb and Alison Steadman were spotted filming together in Barry Island, Wales, where the series is set. 

The pair – who play Mick and Pam Shipman – were seen relaxing in deckchairs as they filmed an advert for Barrybados, a souvenir shop in the area that sells Gavin & Stacey paraphernalia. 

'Oh my Christ!': Gavin & Stacey fans went into meltdown as the show's stars Larry Lamb and Alison Steadman were spotted filming in Barry Island this week

‘Oh my Christ!’: Gavin & Stacey fans went into meltdown as the show’s stars Larry Lamb and Alison Steadman were spotted filming in Barry Island this week 

The sighting also coincided with news that James Corden (who played Smithy) is returning to the UK after quitting The Late Late Show – with fans speculating if he’ll get to work on another Gavin & Stacey series. 

Taking to Twitter fans penned: ‘Waking up to the news of a new Gavin & Stacey series being made… Doesn’t get much better than that!’; ‘Oh my Christ!! Do we dare dream of another Gavin & Stacey???’;

‘So Mick & Pam spotted on Barry Island filming. Is a new series of Gavin & Stacey happening? #GavinandStacey’; ‘ahhhhh as if Pam and Mick have been spotted filming in Barry Island! really hope there’s another series of Gavin & Stacey on the way’;

‘Gavin & Stacey S4 here we come!’; ‘Please hope it’s happening #GavinandStacey Pam and mick spotted in Barry’; ‘Alison Steadman and Larry Lamb (BLOODY PAM AND MICK) have been spotted filming ON BARRY ISLAND! *deep breaths.’ 

MailOnline has contacted Alison and Larry’s representatives for comment.  

In character: The pair - who play Mick and Pam Shipman - were filming an advert for Barrybados, a souvenir shop in the area that sells Gavin & Stacey paraphernalia (pictured on the show with co-star Mathew Horne)

In character: The pair – who play Mick and Pam Shipman – were filming an advert for Barrybados, a souvenir shop in the area that sells Gavin & Stacey paraphernalia (pictured on the show with co-star Mathew Horne) 

Could it be? The sighting also coincided with news that James Corden (who played Smithy) is returning to the UK after quitting The Late Late Show - with fans speculating if he'll get to work on another Gavin & Stacey series

Could it be? The sighting also coincided with news that James Corden (who played Smithy) is returning to the UK after quitting The Late Late Show – with fans speculating if he’ll get to work on another Gavin & Stacey series

Gavin and Stacey ran for three series between 2007 and 2010 before returning for Christmas special – the most watched comedy in 17 years – in 2019. 

Last year, BBC bosses confirmed the beloved show will return ‘one day’.

While outlining the upcoming Christmas television schedule, the channel’s Chief Content Officer, Charlotte Moore, discussed the future of the BBC One sitcom.

She explained: ‘That wasn’t something that was going to happen this year,’ and followed that up with: ‘One day.’

However, Mathew Horne recently shut down speculation of a Gavin & Stacey reunion, admitting that it would be hard to get some ‘successful people’ on board.

The actor, 43, claimed that fans desiring the comedy’s return ‘is not enough of a reason’, adding that the writers ‘want to make sure that they have a story’ first.

Mathew – who plays Gavin – added how difficult it was to get the ensemble together for the 2019 Christmas special, which was later declared the most-viewed non-sporting event in a decade.

Hope: Last year, BBC bosses confirmed the beloved show will return 'one day' (L-R) Mathew Horne as Gavin, Joanna Page as Stacey, James Corden as Smithy and Ruth Jones as Nessa

Hope: Last year, BBC bosses confirmed the beloved show will return ‘one day’ (L-R) Mathew Horne as Gavin, Joanna Page as Stacey, James Corden as Smithy and Ruth Jones as Nessa

He said: ‘Obviously, the BBC would like more. James [Corden] and Ruth [Jones] have always said that they would only do more if they had a story and a reason to do it.

‘Just because people want it is not enough of a reason to do it for them. They want to make sure that they have a story.

‘They don’t want to let the the piece down and let the audience down. They don’t just want to do it for the sake of doing it.

I genuinely don’t know if they’re planning on doing more.’

Mathew – plays the titular Gavin in the series – revealed he has an ‘allegiance’ to the mega-hit, and would return if he were asked.

He said: ‘It’s quite a large ensemble and one filled with successful people. It was difficult to get everyone together last time, so it would be equally difficult to do it again.

‘That said, we all have an allegiance with the show, obviously and it really is like returning to a family.

‘I think we would all do it if we could. But James and Ruth want the script to be there and be right.’

Oh dear: However, Mathew Horne recently shut down speculation of a Gavin & Stacey reunion, admitting that it would be hard to get some 'successful people' on board

Oh dear: However, Mathew Horne recently shut down speculation of a Gavin & Stacey reunion, admitting that it would be hard to get some ‘successful people’ on board

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