Gavin and Stacey’s Joanna Page says Christmas special script has already made her laugh and cry

The one-off special will air on Christmas Day

Gavin and Stacey’s Joanna Page has teased more details from the hotly-anticipated upcoming Christmas special.

The cast of the hit series reunited for the first rehearsals earlier this month, and actress Joanna, who plays Stacey, said it was a very emotional affair.

“When we had the read-through, I walked in and it was so emotional. I hadn’t seen so many of the cast for so many years.

“Then we sat down to read the script and it was like we’d never been away. We all came together like a big ­family. It was really lovely. We had a right laugh.”

The one-off special is due to air on Christmas Day and Joanna promises that it will definitely live up to the hype.

She added to the Daily Star, “The script is brilliant. It’s really good. It made me cry, it made me laugh and it made me think, ‘I just want to spend Christmas with this family’.

“I think fans will love it. It’s quite nostalgic, but it also feels quite modern and funny.”

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The cast, who also includes James Corden, Mathew Horne, Rob Brydon, Alison Steadman and Larry Lamb, will start filming in a few weeks.

TV star James, known for his breakthrough role as Smithy, teased fans with an image of the cast from the read-through.

He also recently admitted he’s starting to feel nervous about it, telling the audience at a live recording of The Late Late Show: “This is it now, we go on another break and I’m going to start this on Monday morning – this new Gavin and Stacey Special.”

“Or as me and Ruth Jones say, ‘We start this new Gavin and [pretends to throw up], just out of nerves.'”