James Corden writing with Ruth Jones again

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 11 August 2011
James Corden and Ruth Jones

James Corden and Ruth Jones

James Corden is to be reunited with his 'Gavin and Stacey' co-star Ruth Jones in a new Welsh sitcom, 'Stella', in which Ruth will play the main role

James Corden is to be reunited with Ruth Jones in a new Welsh sitcom.

The 'Gavin and Stacey' co-stars - who co-wrote the hugely successful BBC sitcom - will appear in the new Sky1 series 'Stella', which tells the story of a woman living in the Valleys of Wales.

While Welsh Ruth - who played the outrageous Nessa in the comedy - will be the main star, James - who portrayed Nessa's on/off partner Smithy - will only make a cameo appearance.

Ruth - who penned the show with husband David Peet - will play Stella, a hard-done-by woman who runs an ironing business in a bid to earn more money.

David told the Western Mail newspaper: "She has a son in jail and two other children and is a lioness of a mother - really protective of her kids.

"She has no company in her life, her car doesn't go very well and there's a couple living opposite with a horse outside their home - it's very true to life."

Speaking about James' role, David added: "Ruth and James know each other so it probably came from that. James kindly agreed to do it.

"Both have their own projects but they hooked up for the day."

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