Gavin & Stacey's Christmas special has left audiences begging for another season after the one-off show ended on a huge cliffhanger.

On Christmas Day, Gavin & Stacey returned to BBC One for an hour-long festive episode that picked up 10 years after the events of the show's third season finale.

Spoiler alert!

Gavin (Matthew Horne) and Stacey (Joanna Page) are now parents to three – Harri, Megan and Caitlyn, which the show's co-creator and star Ruth Jones, who plays Nessa, said was a "little nod to Pam's love of the royal family" – and living in Barry.

Smith (James Corden) and Nessa are successfully co-parenting Neil, the baby, and despite Smithy bringing a new girlfriend to Christmas dinner in Wales, the episode ended on a touching proposal by Nessa to Smithy, but the credits rolled before audiences got to see how things played out.

While Jones said there are no plans to create more episodes, she did say that it is always a possibility, if she and Corden can find the time to sit down and write more.

"I do say never say never, as while we did make it work that was after three years of trying to find time when we could sit down and write it," Jones told The Sun.

"Obviously with the way it ends, there is room for more."

Elsewhere in the festive special, Gavin and Stacey shared a heartwarming moment at the spot in Barry where they first told each other "I love you".

The married couple have been stuck in a rut while raising their children.

However, Stacey handed Gavin a packet of matches she took from the hotel they spent their first night together in the first ever episode and told him "we've got to keep the fire burning".

And one of Gavin & Stacey's long-running jokes almost had a resolution.

Bryn and nephew Jason have struggled to keep the events of their mysterious fishing trip a secret and it looked as though viewers would finally learn the truth about what happened.

Bryn said "it was very dark, in every sense of the word" but before he could come clean Gavin and Stacey's children came bursting into the room, leaving the trip to remain a mystery.

The episode was dedicated to the late actress Margaret John, who played Gwen's next-door neighbour Doris. She died in 2011.

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