Stella to end after four series

Ruth Jones

Ruth Jones

UPDATE: Both Sky and Jones have contacted us to add their comments.

A spokesperson from Sky said, 'Right now we're all focussed on delivering a great Christmas special and fourth series for 2015. We're incredibly proud of the series and love working with Ruth Jones. We’re in talks regarding a fifth series of Stella and when we have further news we will let you know.'

Ruth Jones said, 'Far from it being the end of Stella, we are talking to Sky about doing a FIFTH series. And maybe even more. It’s true that Tidy Productions is developing other projects, including a comedy and a comedy drama for the BBC written by myself and David Peet which we’re really excited about. But we love working with Sky and we love Stella. You certainly haven’t seen the last of her. She's from Pontyberry after all - and made of stronger stuff!'

The original text of the article is below.

Ruth Jones says 'Stella' is to end after series four.

The actress has revealed the hit Sky 1 comedy about a single mum living in the Welsh Valleys is due to come to an end after the next series because "it's time" will have come.

She told The Sun newspaper: "We have no plans to do any more after the fourth series. Everything has its time. It's good to enjoy the moment."

The 'Gavin & Stacey' star admits the show, which she co-created, writes and stars in, took up so much of her time since it first aired in January 2012 that she is excited about finally being able to concentrate on new projects.

Ruth explained: "It takes eight months of the year. When I set up my TV company, I knew I'd have to really commit to it and that's what I've done.

"I've thrown everything into 'Stella' and enjoyed it so much. You sow something and it grows and grows. The plan now is to develop new projects."

Series three of 'Stella' ends tonight (28.03.14) at 9pm.


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