Gavin and Stacey actors Larry Lamb and Alison Steadman have revealed an enormous present secret that may little doubt depart many followers in shock.
The much-loved BBC sitcom is ready in each South Wales and Billericay, however the stars have now revealed they’ve by no means set foot in Essex.
With Larry, 75, who took the radio times: ‘Gavin & Stacey were all filmed in Wales, no one offered us the chance to go to Essex’.
“(Producers) said, ‘Billericay is where you’re from,’ so we just went ahead, we just do what we’re told.”
Now the previous Eastenders star will be a part of Alison, 76, as they enterprise to the japanese province of their new three-part UKTV collection.
Shock: Gavin and Stacey actors Larry Lamb (L) and Alison Steadman (R) have revealed an enormous present secret that may little doubt depart many followers in shock (pictured with co-star Matthew Horne, C)
TV dishonest: The much-loved BBC sitcom is ready in each South Wales and Billericay, however the stars have now revealed they’ve by no means set foot in Essex (LR) James Corden, Joanna Page, Matthew Horne, Ruth Jones
Discussing their go to to Billericay, Larry informed the publication how town councilors and mayor had been there to greet them.
While Alison added, “We’ve planted a tree!” It survives, hopefully.’
Alison & Larry: Billericay to Barry follows the duo as they full the 200-mile journey between the 2 cities, stopping at factors of curiosity alongside the best way.
Gavin and Stacey adopted the love story of Joanna and Mathew Horne’s characters as they navigated their dwelling life in Essex and Wales.
The hit collection additionally starred Ruth Jones and James Corden as Nessa and Smithy and the ultimate episode aired with the Christmas particular in 2019.
Joanna lately revealed that she did the voiceover for her co-star’s upcoming journey present.
Narrate The sun she hoped it may result in a full reunion: “That would be so nice.” When all of us first began, it was like immediate household.
“We are all still in constant contact with each other, my God, we text each other so much. We struggle to even make time for our own family.
Secrets: With Larry, 75, said: ‘Gavin & Stacey were all filmed in Wales, no one offered us the chance to go to Essex’ (Pam and Mick’s ‘Essex’ home in South Wales)
They’re back: Now the former Eastenders star will join Alison, 76, as they venture into Eastern County in their new three-part UKTV series
Iconic: Gavin and Stacey followed the love story of Joanna and Mathew Horne’s characters as they navigated their family life in Essex and Wales
“But then I agree, we MUST find out what Smithy is saying to Nessa!”
On filming the upcoming present, Larry stated, “I’m really looking forward to reminiscing with Alison on the journey from Billericay to Barry, it was such a big part of Gavin and Stacey’s plot.”
“This journey has a special place in my heart and I hope the fans are happy with it.”
Alison added: ‘I can’t wait to take this journey down reminiscence lane to discover Pam and Mick’s neck of the woods in addition to so many different areas which can be pricey to my coronary heart.
“And who better to do that with than Larry! I’m so excited to be reunited.”
While followers can revisit the filming areas with Larry and Alison, Mathew Horne shut down hypothesis a couple of Gavin and Stacey reboot final 12 months.
The actor, 44, claimed followers eager for the comedy’s return “isn’t reason enough”, including that the writers “want to make sure they have a story first.”
Cast: Mathew Horne lately dropped hypothesis a couple of reboot of Gavin and Stacey (L-R) final 12 months Mathew as Gavin, Joanna Page as Stacey, James Corden as Smithy, and Ruth Jones as Nessa
On Graham Norton’s Virgin Radio present, Mathew added how troublesome it was to get the ensemble collectively for the 2019 Christmas particular, which was later named essentially the most watched non-sporting occasion in a decade.
He stated: ‘Clearly the BBC needs extra. James (Corden) and Ruth (Jones) have at all times stated they might solely do extra if that they had a narrative and a cause to do it.
“Just because people want it isn’t enough reason to do it for them. They want to make sure they have a story.
‘They don’t want to let the play and the audience down. They don’t just want to do it for the sake of doing it.
I really don’t know if they plan to do more.’
Mathew – who played the titular Gavin on the series – revealed that he is “loyal” to the mega hit and would return if requested.
He stated, “It’s fairly a big ensemble and one crammed with profitable individuals. It was onerous to get everybody collectively final time, so it might be simply as onerous to do it once more.