Not happy about what’s occurring! Furious residents blast Gavin and Stacey TV crew as hordes of fans bring chaos to their street while James Corden and his cast-mates film Christmas Special
- Gavin and Stacey currently filming on Trinity Street in Barry in the south of Wales
- Neighbours are angry at being kept up all night by bright lights set up for filming
- And are furious with the hordes of spectators who come to get a glimpse of stars
Families are fed up with Gavin and Stacey filming on their street, as they complain of bright lights and hordes of spectators keeping them up late into the night.
TV crews have been filming a Christmas special in Barry, south Wales since Friday last week and are expected to continue for a few more days.
Neighbours who live on the Welsh road where James Corden is filming are complaining about being kept up all night by bright lights.
And they say hordes of spectators are making them miserable as they try to catch a glimpse of the comedy stars until as late as 3am.
Residents of Trinity Street in Barry, south Wales are complaining of hordes of spectators keeping them up late at night as they try to get a glimpse of stars from Gavin and Stacey
Neighbours who live on the Welsh road where James Corden is filming are complaining about being kept up all night by bright lights (pictured)
Stars of Gavin and Stacey, including Ruth Jones (left) and James Corden (right), have been filming in the town since Friday last week
Laura Davies, 40, lives on Trinity Street in Barry – and says the set for BBC sitcom Gavin and Stacey’s Christmas special has brought chaos.
She said: ‘I phoned the council to complain about road closures when they aren’t even filming. It is stopping me from getting out and about to take the children to school.
‘They are filming all through the night too using bright spotlights that are keeping me up. I took a picture out of my window at 3am and you can see all the crew and Ruth Jones just milling about.
Ms Davies is also growing increasingly irritated by the number of spectators who come to watch filming take place along the street.
She said: ‘They are attracting a lot of attention too. Fans lounge on all of the neighbours cars and our front walls.
‘This weekend we had people throwing rubbish into our gardens.
‘Sometimes the crew move spectators back to the top of the street but otherwise they are just sat outside our windows.
‘Every single person in this street is unhappy.’
Laura Davies, 40, lives on Trinity Street in Barry – and says the set for BBC sitcom Gavin and Stacey’s Christmas special has brought chaos (pictured, fans on the street)
One resident complained of TV crews ‘filming all through the night’ using bright spotlights (pictured, spectators watch filming late one evening)
Familiar faces from the hit BBC sitcom have been filming on Trinity Street since July 12th and are anticipating being there for days more (pictured, James Corden)
Neighbour Neil Evans said : ‘It’s mad people are still outside our door at 3am. One family sat on the pavement with a takeaway and made an evening of it.’
Local resident Lynnmarie Mayberry added: ‘The crew have been disrespectful to us locals.
‘Security staff were banging on everyone’s front doors telling them to move their cars. Even someone with a disability parking space who needs it. This was about two or more hours before the road was due to be cornered off.
‘I feel there could be more done to make residents feel a little bit calmer and less disrupted about the filming.
‘They should also have measures in place to stop fans from using local resident’s walls as stepping stones to try and view the action.
‘People live in those homes that they’re invading the garden on. Particularly vulnerable people at that and it should be the staff’s priority to make sure they feel safe.’
Among the stars filming on the Welsh street is Joanne Page as Stacey, and Robert Wilfort as Stacey’s brother Jason
Fans have been lining the street (pictured) to get a glimpse of the stars from Gavin and Stacey
TV crews have been set up on the street for a week now and are expected to be there a little while longer
Familiar faces from the hit BBC sitcom have been filming on Trinity Street since July 12th and are anticipating being there for days more.
James Corden, who created the sitcom alongside Ruth Jones, made the announcement that they had written a Christmas Special on Twitter.
He said: ‘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 *@BBCOne* #GavinandStacey.’
Actress Joanna Page, who plays Stacey, tweeted at th etime: ‘It’s happening!!! I’m so excited! Can’t wait to get on the slots down Barry again!! #gavinandstacey #christmasspecial #barryisland.’