Larry Lamb reveals Gavin and Stacey is perfect and says 'everything you want will be in there'

Larry Lamb reveals Gavin and Stacey is perfect and says 'everything you want will be in there'

GAVIN and Stacey star Larry Lamb revealed that show reboot is perfect and says that 'everything you want will be in there'.

The 71-year-old actor was quizzed about the upcoming Christmas special during an appearance on Loose Women today.

"It's so secret that I shouldn't really even be here," Larry joked.

However, the panel continued to press the actor for answers about the show's highly anticipated return.

He continued: "As far as I'm concerned the one thing they've managed to do, it's very clever because everybody's waiting for it, everybody's been going on about it for ten years.

"I was just at the point where I was going to have a tattoo saying: 'I don't know, don't ask me' – and then I get a phone call from James Corden and he said blablabla it looks like bla and then I have to carry it around for two months until it all finally came through and then I got to read a script.

"Really in the end what they've managed to do, they've not tried to turn it into a great big sort of circus or something, they've rolled it on and there you are ten years down the line. Everything you want is going to be there. Everything."

"Is it nice being back with them all and seeing everybody again?" asked Coleen Nolan.

"Yes. It's always funny when you go and do something that you've done with a load of actors before, because the thing is with the family situation, the thing is with actors is you do actually become a family.

"Your work is so intense, you're together a lot and you become a family – and there we were, altogether again in the room for the first time in ten years. It was lovely.

"Is it just a one-off or might there be more," questioned Gloria Hunniford.

"It's just a one-off, it's a Christmas special," stated Larry.

The actor previously revealed how he broke down in tears when when he first read the script for the new Gavin and Stacey Christmas special.

Speaking on This Morning, the actor explained: "All of a sudden I got this Los Angeles number, I answered and we had about a 10 minute chat.

"He said: 'I just want to know if you'll be available in the next little while because it looks like we are going to be doing a Christmas special' – it was quite extraordinary.

"I'd got to the point where I just figured they'd left this jewel as it was and they didn't want to go on – they were only going to do one series in the first place!"

Sharing his initial reaction to the script, the former EastEnders star continued: "It's amazing what he and Ruth have managed to do, I finally read the script and it really got me.

"I just started to read the first little sequence and I just found myself crying – it was just like running into somebody who was a major part of your life and you are just so happy about it.

"It didn't really matter what they were doing – it wasn't funny, it wasn't anything… It was just so poignant and I immediately was into the feeling of the whole thing and it just took me along."

He also promised fans that the special will be "extraordinary" as he confessed that he didn't believe James and Ruth Jones would be able to return the show to its best.

He explained: "By the time I read the script I thought 'wow, they managed to do it'. It's extraordinary."

Larry played Mick Shipman in Gavin and Stacey, which first aired in 2007 before coming to an end in 2010.

James sent fans into a tizzy in May when he tweeted a photo of a script as he shared the exciting reunion news.

The title page of the script simply read: "Gavin & Stacey Christmas Special 2019.

"Written and created by James Corden and Ruth Jones."

The comic captioned the tweet: "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".

In a statement, James and Ruth added: "Over the last ten years we’ve talked a lot about Gavin and Stacey – where they might be today and what their lives might look like.

"And 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. Thank you BBC for helping to make this happen."

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