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.”