James Corden re-united with Ruth Jones for Sky 1 sitcom


James Corden and Ruth Jones

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.”

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