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 Welsh valleys.
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.”Join TVScoop on Facebook for exclusive competitions and gossip