Ruth Jones: Nessa's clothes are too big for me now

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 4 January 2012
Ruth Jones

Ruth Jones

Ruth Jones has admitted she has a ''funny idea'' to bring back BBC comedy 'Gavin and Stacey', but she can no longer fit into her character's clothes after recently losing weight

Ruth Jones worries she would no longer fit into her 'Gavin and Stacey' character's clothes.

The actress admits she and co-writer James Corden have discussed the possibility of bringing back the popular sit-com for a one-off episode, but after shedding a lot of weight recently, she may find it difficult to reprise her role as larger-than-life Nessa Jenkins.

Discussing the possibility of bringing the show back, she said: "I couldn't possibly give that away but we have got a funny idea.

"Everyone said Nessa's costume won't fit now because I've lost 4½st. When I see pictures of Nessa I go, 'Oh God, that's true actually'. I have got her skirt and I tried it on - it literally fell off me.

"But watch this space because I could put it all back on again in six months."

Ruth explained she and James have many ideas of where they can next take 'Gavin and Stacey' - including adapting the show to become a stage production -but she thinks they will struggle to find the time because of their respective working commitments on other projects.

She added in an interview with The Sun newspaper: "I think it would have to be a Christmas special, it just lends itself to families getting together.

"The truth is - you heard it here first - that yes, I do think it would make a good musical, but we've done nothing more than have a conversation in that way. I think it would make a good live show, I do. There are so many things to consider with it.

"But if we haven't got time to write a Christmas special next year, when have we got time to write a musical? James will be on tour with his play in America and if 'Stella' goes again there is that to consider."

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