Ruth Jones to front chat show as Nessa?

Ruth Jones wants to front her upcoming BBC Two chat show as her 'Gavin and Stacey' alter-ego Nessa, as it would make it easier to ask guests cheeky questions

Gavin and Stacey star Ruth Jones

Ruth Jones

Ruth Jones may front her chat show as her 'Gavin and Stacey' alter-ego to combat her nerves.

The Welsh actress - who played hilarious Nessa Jenkins in the BBC One show - explained she thinks questioning her upcoming guests Will Young, Ricky Gervais and Miranda Hart in the guise of her character will help her ask cheeky questions.

She explained: "I did a chat show in Wales last year and I came out as Nessa. As yourself, there is nowhere to hide. I found it easier being Nessa because I could be rude to people, not that I am saying you should be rude."

However, the 43-year-old comedienne admitted she is "unsure" about hosting the show, which begins on BBC Two next week.

She said: "I won't lie, I was very unsure. I enjoy talking to people, but I am no Michael Parkinson or Jonathan Ross. They don't need to worry!

"I was lucky with 'Gavin and Stacey' and I don't want people to think, 'Oh gosh, who does Ruth Jones think she is now - a chat show host?' I care what people say. I wish I didn't."

Aside from her new TV venture, the actress admitted she is keen to join forces with her former co-stars and create 'Gavin and Stacey: The Musical'.

Ruth added to the Daily Mirror newspaper: "I would absolutely love to do 'Gavin and Stacey: The Musical'. I seriously would!

"James Corden and I joke about it, but I would like to do it. It would have to be a limited run of about eight weeks with all the original cast members. But it would be absolutely immense as you could tell the story of how they all met."


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