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Gavin And Stacey Christmas Special: Ruth Jones films scenes for upcoming episode

It was revealed in May that the beloved BBC comedy would be coming back to the delight of millions of loyal fans.

And Gavin And Stacey Christmas Special filming is well underway as  Ruth Jones was spotted shooting scenes in the Welsh seaside town of Barry on Saturday.

The actress, 52, was back in action as fan favourite Nessa as the cast and crew got to work continuing on with filming of the highly anticipated special. 

Filming: The Gavin And Stacey Christmas Special filming is well underway as Ruth Jones, 52, was spotted shooting scenes in the Welsh seaside town of Barry on Saturday alongside co-star Joanne Page, 42

Ruth sported Nessa’s trademark dark brown bob as she went to film a scene with co-star Joanna Page who sported a green pleated dress and a white cardigan.

The TV star, who created the series along with James Corden, sported a dark red off top with cut-out shoulders along with a black mini-skirt.

Adding height to her frame with a pair of black boots, Ruth completed her character’s look with fishnet tights.

Blast from the past: Fans will undoubtedly be thrilled to see the stars back together again on set

Blast from the past: Fans will undoubtedly be thrilled to see the stars back together again on set 

In one shot, Ruth could also be seen wearing a sleeveless leather jacket as she prepared to film a scene on the street.

Joining her on set was James Corden who plays Smithy on the series. The chat show host sported a black jumper and blue jeans as the pair filmed a scene.

Meanwhile, Rob Brydon, who plays Uncle Byrn, was also on-hand filming scenes for the upcoming special. 

Back in action: Ruth sported Nessa's trademark dark brown bob as she went to film a scene with co-stars Joanna Page and James Corden, 40

Back in action: Ruth sported Nessa's trademark dark brown bob as she went to film a scene with co-stars Joanna Page and James Corden, 40

Back in action: Ruth sported Nessa’s trademark dark brown bob as she went to film a scene with co-stars Joanna Page and James Corden, 40

The comedian, 54, donned his character Uncle Bryn’s hilarious ‘My niece went to Greece’ T-shirt as he shot scenes in the street of Stacey’s Welsh family home.

The top originally made an appearance on episode one, series two, in 2008 after Gavin and Stacey returned from their honeymoon in Greece.

Uncle Bryn showed off the creation and revealed he had it designed online before their wedding, he joked: ‘My niece went to Greece and all I got was this lousy T-shirt!’, with Stacey’s mother Gwen bluntly saying: ‘But she didn’t get it for you.’

He's back: Rob Brydon was also spotted shooting scenes in the Welsh seaside town as he joined the rest of the show's cast

He’s back: Rob Brydon was also spotted shooting scenes in the Welsh seaside town as he joined the rest of the show’s cast

Rob teamed the iconic item of clothing with a pair of tartan boxers and a grey soft dressing gown for filming.  

Also making an appearance during filming was Smithy’s, played by James Corden, 1996 Volvo 850 estate, which still had his building and decorating advertisement on the back window.

James, who co-created the sitcom with Ruth Jones, was present on set but appeared to be taking more behind-the-scenes duties as he was pictured with filming staff. 

Look: Adding height to her frame with a pair of black boots, Ruth completed her character's look with fishnet tights

Look: Adding height to her frame with a pair of black boots, Ruth completed her character’s look with fishnet tights 

Outfit: In one shot, Ruth could also be seen wearing a sleeveless leather jacket as she prepared to film a scene on the street

Outfit: In one shot, Ruth could also be seen wearing a sleeveless leather jacket as she prepared to film a scene on the street 

Filming: Both actresses looked in high spirits as they were reunited for another day of filming

Filming: Both actresses looked in high spirits as they were reunited for another day of filming 

The actor’s 1996 Volvo 850 estate made several appearances during the sitcom so fans will no doubt be delighted to see its return.  

It was revealed in May that the beloved BBC comedy would be coming back for a Christmas special.

The final series ended with Smithy stopping Nessa and Dave’s wedding ceremony while Stacey discovered that she is pregnant.

It concluded with the foursome together six months later on Barry’s beach, with Stacey displaying a baby bump and many are hoping to find out more about Stacey and Gavin’s family life nine years on. 

Hilarious:  Rob, 54, donned his character Uncle Bryn's hilarious 'My niece went to Greece ' T-shirt as he shot scenes in the street of Stacey's Welsh family home

Hilarious:  Rob, 54, donned his character Uncle Bryn’s hilarious ‘My niece went to Greece ‘ T-shirt as he shot scenes in the street of Stacey’s Welsh family home

Brilliant: The top originally made an appearance on episode one, series two after Gavin and Stacey returned from their honeymoon from Greece

Iconic: Uncle Bryn showed off the creation and revealed he had it designed online before their wedding, he joked: 'My niece went to Greece and all I got was this lousy T-shirt!'

Brilliant: The top originally made an appearance on episode one, series two, after Gavin and Stacey returned from their honeymoon in Greece (pictured on the show in 2008, right) 

Finishing touches: Rob teamed the iconic item of clothing with a pair of tartan boxers and a grey soft dressing gown for filming

Finishing touches: Rob teamed the iconic item of clothing with a pair of tartan boxers and a grey soft dressing gown for filming

Smithy's: Also making an appearance during filming was Smithy's, played by James Corden, 1996 Volvo 850 estate, which still had his building and decorating advertisement on the back window

Smithy’s: Also making an appearance during filming was Smithy’s, played by James Corden, 1996 Volvo 850 estate, which still had his building and decorating advertisement on the back window

Creator: James, who co-created the sitcom with Ruth Jones, was present on set but appeared to be taking more behind-the-scenes duties as he was pictured with filming staff

Creator: James, who co-created the sitcom with Ruth Jones, was present on set but appeared to be taking more behind-the-scenes duties as he was pictured with filming staff

It's back: The actor's 1996 Volvo 850 estate made several appearances during the sitcom so fans will no doubt be delighted to see its return (pictured on a show still in 2008)

It’s back: The actor’s 1996 Volvo 850 estate made several appearances during the sitcom so fans will no doubt be delighted to see its return (pictured on a show still in 2008) 

Christmas miracle: It was revealed in May that the beloved BBC comedy would be coming back for a Christmas special

Christmas miracle: It was revealed in May that the beloved BBC comedy would be coming back for a Christmas special

Seriously popular: Hundreds of fans showed up to the filming location to watch their beloved show shoot scenes on Saturday in Barry

Seriously popular: Hundreds of fans showed up to the filming location to watch their beloved show shoot scenes on Saturday in Barry 

Reunited: Ruth and Rob looked deep in conversation as the pair prepared to film a scene, with Ruth sporting a Welsh dragon tattoo

Reunited: Ruth and Rob looked deep in conversation as the pair prepared to film a scene, with Ruth sporting a Welsh dragon tattoo 

Work: James looked in high spirits as he hung around with the crew between takes

Work: James looked in high spirits as he hung around with the crew between takes 

Feeling festive: Joanna sported a Santa hat as she filmed a scene for the special alongside her co-stars

Feeling festive: Joanna sported a Santa hat as she filmed a scene for the special alongside her co-stars 

Festive: Joanna Page and Mathew Horne were earlier spotted filming romantic scenes for the Christmas special

Festive: Joanna Page and Mathew Horne were earlier spotted filming romantic scenes for the Christmas special

Action: Rob filmed a scene where he spoke to a woman and three young children as Uncle Bryn

Action: Rob filmed a scene where he spoke to a woman and three young children as Uncle Bryn

Pals: James and Rob were thrilled to see each other again as they embraced during filming

Pals: James and Rob were thrilled to see each other again as they embraced during filming 

Exciting: The pair were seen shooting the beloved sitcom on Barry Island's infamous pier in Wales, which was lit with snowmen and twinkling lights

Filming: The actress finished her look with her blonde locks sweptback, a pair of pearl earrings and heeled sandals

Exciting: The pair were seen shooting the beloved sitcom on Barry Island’s infamous pier in Wales, which was lit with snowmen and twinkling lights

In May, it was announced that Gavin & Stacey was returning to television screens with a brand new episode, nine years after the show concluded on BBC One.

After years of requests from fans, it was confirmed that the beloved sitcom would be returning later this year for a Christmas Special with viewers getting to hear Nessa’s famous catchphrase: ‘What’s occuring?’

James, who created the sitcom alongside Ruth Jones, made the announcement in a Twitter statement in May, sharing a picture of the new script.

It's back: James, who created the sitcom alongside Ruth Jones, made the announcement in a Twitter statement in May, sharing a picture of the new script ( Mathew, Joanna, James and Ruth pictured in a 2007 show still)

It’s back: James, who created the sitcom alongside Ruth Jones, made the announcement in a Twitter statement in May, sharing a picture of the new script ( Mathew, Joanna, James and Ruth pictured in a 2007 show still) 

 

Yay: 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.'

Yay: 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.’ 

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.’

The sitcom followed the story of Gavin (Mathew Horne), an ordinary boy from Essex in England and Stacey (Joanna Page), an ordinary girl from Barry in Wales, who spoke on the phone every day at work, they finally met, fell in love and got married.

The pair were joined by best friends Nessa and Smithy as they navigated the trials and tribulations of marriage.

The beloved series also starred Melanie as Gwen West (Stacey’s mother), Larry Lamb and Alison Steadman as Mick and Pam, (Gavin’s parents), while Sheridan Smith played Smithy’s sister Ruth ‘Rudi’ Smith. 

Popular: Gavin & Stacey broadcast over three series (plus a Christmas special) from 2007 to 2010 on the BBC (the cast pictured in 2008)

Popular: Gavin & Stacey broadcast over three series (plus a Christmas special) from 2007 to 2010 on the BBC (the cast pictured in 2008) 

Gavin and Stacey’s best quotes  

Pam on Mick’s VERY short-lived television appearance after being interviewed on the news: ‘Mick’s gonna be on the telly, Stacey! Mick’s gonna be on the telly!’  

Smithy’s extravagant takeaway order: ‘Chicken bhuna, lamb bhuna, prawn bhuna, mushroom rice, bag of chips, keema naan and nine poppadoms…’, although he didn’t take too kindly to everyone suggesting they share it.

He added: ‘Woah, right, what is it about a group of people ordering an Indian or a Chinese that it’s somehow unacceptable to eat your own food you order yourself, why do we have to…?’ 

Dawn on her love-hate relationship with husband Peter: ‘Well excuse me if I’ve forgotten what romance looks like, you pathetic lump of s**t!’

Pam serving some serious shade: ‘Not being funny you need to get a life, what you said just then was really boring!’ 

Stacey on announcing her pregnancy: ‘I’m pregnant,’ to which Gavin replied: ‘My b***s work!’ 

Uncle Bryn discovering the Internet: ‘Worldwide web. I like it, like a spider. Hey, that’s the ticket, that’s brilliant, you’ve got it. First class, that is!’  

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