James Corden keen to pen new Gavin and Stacey

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 13 May 2011
James Corden

James Corden

James Corden and 'Gavin and Stacey' co-creator Ruth Jones would be disappointed if they didn't write another one-off episode of the comedy

James Corden would be "disappointed" if he didn't write another 'Gavin and Stacey' special.

The 32-year-old actor - who wrote and starred as Smithy in the BBC One comedy - admitted he and co-creator Ruth Jones, the actress who played vivacious Nessa in the show, are keen to work again together on "something new".

He said: "We'd both be disappointed if we didn't at least try. We talk all the time.

"It's very much a friendship first and a working relationship after that. I love her dearly. The thought of being with her in a room again, whether that's to write 'Gavin and Stacey' or something new, is sometimes all that spurs me on."

James also credits Ruth - who he first met when the pair appeared alongside one another in 'Fat Friends' 11 years ago - for supporting him when he went off the rails after first shooting to fame when 'Gavin and Stacey' became a TV hit.

He added: "I wasn't like Pete Doherty. But I felt completely lost for a very long time. I don't know what dreams are when they come true - they just sort of vanish. What you need, when it suddenly seems like all your dreams come true, are those long relationships.

"You anchor yourself to them and you can see it with perspective. But when you don't really know where you are because you're sleeping on your mate's sofa, it just starts to pollute you a bit. That's what happened to me."

James Corden

The ubiquitous TV comedy man signs copies of his autobiography, May I Have Your Attention Please?

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