Sheridan Smith breaks silence on Gavin and Stacey SNUB

Sheridan Smith

by Tiffany Wallis |
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Sheridan Smith, who played Rudi, sister of James Corden’s Smithy, has revealed that she hasn't been asked to join the Gavin and Stacey Christmas special.

Fans are already getting excited for the Gavin and Stacey Christmas special. However, one favourite character won’t be making a return.

Sheridan Smith has revealed that it doesn’t look like her character, Rudi, will feature in the Christmas comeback.

When asked if she was going to be in the special show, the 37-year-old actress confessed, "I wish. No, I’m not going to be in it. I don’t think, anyway."

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Rudi became a popular character due to her most-famous scene where she and her brother Smithy rapped every lyric of Estelle's 2008 song American Boy'

The hit BBC show is making a comeback for a one-off special episode this Christmas. The return to our screens was announced last month by James Corden and Ruth Jones.

The joint creators said they planned to revive the show after speaking about what the famous characters might be doing in 2019.

Gavin and Stacey cast: what happened next?


Here's what the cast of Gavin and Stacey are doing now... SLIDER with cover pic

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Mathew Horne - a.k.a Gavin2 of 15

Mathew Horne - a.k.a Gavin, then

Viewers saw Mathew's character, Gavin, fall in love with Stacey pretty quickly - he drove all the way to Barry to surprise her after their night together. We saw the couple laugh, row and welcome a baby. N'aww.

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And this is him now...

Mathew's come a long way from playing good ol' Gav - he's now playing Young Mr Grace in Are You Being Served and continues to collaborate with James Corden on a number of projects which included hosting The Brits in 2009.

Joanna Page - a.k.a Stacey4 of 15

Joanna Page - a.k.a Stacey, then

Joanna smashed it as Stacey; the bubbly girl from Barry who got engaged five (yes, five) times before she met the love of her life Gavin. Bless her.

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And this is her now...

Similar to her character Stacey, Joanna settled down in real life too and is now mum to three children - a daughter, Eva, and her two sons, Kit and Noah.

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James Corden - a.k.a Smithy, then

Err, James Cordon as Smithy was absolutely hilarious tbh. He kept us entertained with his dancing, love for Gavin and love/hate relationship with Nessa.

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And this is him now... (along with the star of one of his majorly successful Carpool Karaoke's, Selena Gomez)

Do we really need to fill you in on this one? No, probably not, because he's everywhere. But incase you've been in hiding under a rock for the past few years, James has been doing pretty much EVERYTHING and has a majorly successful US TV programme - The Late Late show.

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Ruth Jones - a.k.a Nessa, then

Oh, what's occurring? Need we say more? Ruth was brilliant as Nessa; fierce and hilarious and as much as we saw how happy she was with Dave, we always knew Smithy was the one that truly had her heart.

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And this is her now...

She is arguably one of the funniest Welsh people to have ever lived, and since Gavin and Stacey Ruth has lived in Cardiff with her husband and three grown-up stepchildren.The actress has also been appointed an MBE - go Ruth!

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Larry Lamb - a.k.a Mick Shipman, then

Larry is a prime example of a good actor. Despite seeing him play Archie Mitchell in EastEnders, we couldn't help but fall in love with Mick from Essex. Unlike Archie Mitchell, Mick actually loved his family...

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And this is him now...

Since Gavin and Stacey, Larry has embarked upon all kinds of work; he appeared in New Tricks and I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! alongside Scarlett Moffatt.

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Alison Steadman - a.k.a Pamela Shipman, then

Alison's character Pam was probably the most iconic of them all. We loved her that she made to pretend to be a vegetarian up until the Christmas special where she finally told everyone she was eating meat - they all (minus Gwen) knew.

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And this is her now...

Since Gavin and Stacey ended, Alison has appeared in Orphan Black in 2015 and currently lives in Highgate, London with her partner Michael Elwyn.

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Rob Brydon - a.k.a Bryn West, then

Ahh, Rob as Bryn was an absolute classic. There's so many hilarious moments of him to choose from but whenever we think of him our first thought is, of course, the Gavin and Stacey fishing trip...

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And this is him now...

Long gone are the days of Bryn as a humble telly actor. Rob has since gone on to star in Hollywood movies including The Huntsmen: Winter's War (he played Gryff) and he played Master Phineus in the real life version of Cinderella.

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When she shared the sad news with presenter Zoe Ball on her radio show, Zoe said there should be a campaign to get Sheridan back on the show and they joked about the famous rap scene.

Sheridan agreed, "I could do my rap again. I love it!"

Now that's something we would love to see...

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Sheridan told The Sun, "Like everyone, I can’t wait to watch the Christmas Special."

"I’m so proud to be have been a part of something so special."

Anyway, we are excited for the special as this could FINALLY mean we discover what actually happened on Uncle Bryn's that fishing trip.

If it's anything like the 2008 Christmas special that saw Pam slate the Cardiff lot after discovering that Gavin and Stacey were moving to Barry we reckon we're in for a right treat...

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