Alison Steadman has said that she would "run to Cardiff" for the opportunity to be involved in a new Gavin & Stacey special.

The 73-year-old actress, who has starred in the much-loved BBC sitcom as overbearing mother Pam, previously reprised the role in a one-off Christmas episode last year.

Steadman said she felt "very proud" at how well-received the special was and responded to rumours co-creators James Corden and Ruth Jones were working on another.

She told the Radio Times: "I don't take any notice of rumours. But there's no way I wouldn't do it. I'd run to Cardiff to be involved."

Fans have been demanding another Gavin & Stacey episode since the Christmas special ended on a cliffhanger.

Gavin & Stacey aka Mathew Horne and Joanna Page

Nessa, who is played by Jones, told Smithy - played by co-writer Corden - she loves him and proposed. But the special's end credits rolled before he had the chance to answer.

The episode picked up 10 years after the previous instalment and revealed that Gavin and Stacey (Mathew Horne and Joanna Page) now have three children.

The special secured the highest UK overnight Christmas ratings in 12 years, with the episode watched by an average of 11.6 million viewers.

It was the biggest festive TV special since Christmas Day 2008.

Larry Lamb, who plays Steadman's on-screen husband Mick, has also hinted he would be interested in another episode.

He previously told fans to "keep up the pressure" on Corden and Jones.