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Hilarious TV comedy series Gavin and Stacey won the hearts of the nation when it aired between 2007 and 2010, but nostalgia is firmly on everyone's minds at the moment with the Spice Girls and Westlife touring.

Speaking of nostalgia, why not bring back the Bafta-winning sitcom for a one-off Christmas special? 

James Corden shared an image of the script to his Twitter and Instagram account, stoking up fans everywhere;

"Ruth Jones and I have been keeping this secret for a while… We’re excited to share it with you. See you on Christmas Day."

The show's premise featured a long-distance relationship between a girl from South Wales and an Essex boy, and it was the show that launched the careers of James Corden and Ruth Jones.

The BBC have confirmed the announcement, saying it was "hugely excited" to welcome the show back to BBC One.


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Corden and Jones, who co-wrote and co-starred in the hit show, said in a joint statement that;

"Over the last 10 years we've talked a lot about Gavin and Stacey – where they might be today and what their lives might look like. So in secret we took the plunge and wrote this one hour special. We've loved revisiting Barry and Essex again, and bringing the characters back together has been a joy.

"We're so excited to get the chance to work with our fabulous cast and crew once more and to give fans of the show a festive treat this Christmas."

Cast-mates Mathew Horne and Joanna Page, who play the titular couple, will also return for the special as well sa Rob Brydon, Larry Lamb, Melanie Walters and Alison Steadman.

The town of Barry in Wales was broadcast to the masses, and the witty one-liners of the series became iconic. The warm and relatable characters had audiences gripped from the start.

An astonishing 10.3 million viewers tuned in for the show's 2010 New Year's Day finale, which was a BBC record. The series won a slew of awards, and featured cameos from memorable British names.

We can't wait to see what's become of Nessa, Smithy and the whole gang.

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Two Wicklow girls got the shock of their lives after they were reunited with two messages in bottles they had sent from a local beach.

Sisters, Rachael and Olivia Mythen never believed they would see the letters again, but oh how wrong they were.

The messages made their way across the Irish sea and onto a beach in Aberystwyth, Wales where they were later found by a voluntary beach cleaner by the name of Sara McAleese.

Sara then shared her discovery online in an effort to make contact with the Irish sisters.

She wrote: "Message in a bottle! With a little candy cane. From Olivia aged 9 at 65 something Green, Arklow. Found at Wallog, Ceredigion. Anyone from Arklow who can help with the address?"

On April 28, their mother Claire was told about the post by a family member who spotted the notice online.

According to breakingnews.ie, Claire said: “I seen the post from a woman who had found the bottle in a beach in Wales, she was hoping that someone could help her identify the address as part of it had worn away.”

“I realised that it was the message my younger daughter Olivia had sent and made contact with the woman who found it within four minutes.”

“She was amazed by how quickly we had made contact and we exchanged addresses, My daughter was amazed when she posted the letter back along with souvenirs from Goginan.”

What's more, Sara said she was particularly surprised by the discovery as her partner had participated in the Celtic Challenge just two weeks prior – making the same journey from Arklow to Wales.

The letter has since been returned to Olivia, along with some Aberystwyth memorabilia.



Ending a four-year long campaign to clear his name, footballer Ched Evans has been found NOT guilty of raping a teenager on a drunken night out. 

Mr Evans had faced a retrial over the alleged attack on a 19-year-old woman at a Premier Inn in north Wales in May 2011. 

An earlier conviction had found him guilty of rape. 

A jury took just two hours to clear the 27-year-old of one count of rape at Cardiff Crown Court today.

The former international striker for Wales has always maintained his innocence, maintaining that the sex was consensual.

He spent two-and-a-half years in prison as part of his original sentence. 



Ireland has kicked-off a great Rugby World Cup campaign so far – with tries galore leaving the team sitting on top of Pool D.

And Wales's stunning 28-25 win over host-nation England has had a major impact on the just-released world rugby rankings.

Yes, while the All Blacks remains the best team playing, Wales has climbed up two places on the same list – hitting the No.2 spot for the first time in the 12-year history of the weekly-released table. 

Despite being something of a pre-tournament favourite, England, on the other hand, falls down to No.6. On this side of the water, there was good news for Ireland, however – the Boys In Green are up a spot to No.4 in the world.

France, our most threatening rival in Pool D, is currently ranked No.7.

Scotland is the biggest climber – making it into the Top Ten to reach No.9 from a previous ranking of 12. 

Joe Schmidt's squad next face 14th-placed Italy in six days' time at the Olympic Stadium in London. 

Earlier today it was announced that more than a million people had tuned into TV3 to watch the Ireland Vs Romania game yesterday.