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Larry Lamb teases Gavin and Stacey fishing trip may FINALLY be explained in Christmas special

6 September 2019, 15:43 | Updated: 11 September 2019, 10:42

What happened on that fishing trip?
What happened on that fishing trip? Picture: Heart/BBC

Larry Lamb - who plays Mick Shipman in the BBC comedy - has spilled some gossip about the upcoming one-off episode

Theorising about what on earth went down between Jason and Bryn on that infamous Gavin and Stacey fishing trip has occupied a large part of our minds for almost a decade - and it looks like we're about to get some answers.

Larry Lamb, who plays Mick Shipman in the BBC show, has hinted that we may find out more details about the incident in the upcoming Christmas special.

Speaking exclusively to Heart.co.uk, Larry opened up about the much-discussed storyline, saying: "You might, without giving the game away, there's a possibility you might have more of an idea of what happened".

'The fishing trip' was an ongoing storyline that hinted toward something terrible happening between Bryn and his nephew Jason while they were away on a trip, without ever giving away what happened throughout the show's three series'. It remains to this day the subject of extensive speculation.

Read more: James Corden reveals more details about Gavin and Stacey Christmas special

Larry also spoke about becoming reunited with his castmates almost 10 years since the series ended in 2010, saying: "It's an extraordinary revisit of the family. And of course when you do anything that's about a family for an extended period of time, the relationship between the actors does become a familial one.

Will we finally find out what happened on that fishing trip?
Will we finally find out what happened on that fishing trip? Picture: BBC

"It was absolutely fascinating to get back together after 10 years, which was a bit of a long one. Usually every year or so you get back together to do it again. So this was quite extraordinary really.

The great thing about it is the way they have managed to flip the story over without turning it into anything super spectacular - you just pick up where you left off but you've moved on 10 years.

James Corden announced that Gavin and Stacey would be returning for the one-off special on Twitter earlier this year.

He wrote: "Ruth Jones and I have been keeping this secret for a while... We’re excited to share it with you. See you on Christmas Day ⁦@BBCOne⁩ #GavinandStacey".

The final episode saw Gavin, Stacey, Nessa and Smithy all sat happily together in Barry. Stacey was heavily pregnant, and it was implied that Smithy and Nessa had become an item.

Larry is working with PlusNet on Once Upon A Time Online, bringing fairytales to a digital audience. All three stories are currently available to watch on Plus.net/OnceUponaTimeOnline, where Larry adds his take to the traditional tales – with illustrations for each available to view on Plusnet’s Instagram page.

Speaking about the partnership, Larry said: "The whole idea, the whole concept, that’s taking something that’s a part of your life and changing it round and updating it.

"And I'm really all for that because these stories have been around for a long long time and have been changed to suit the times and we’re probably doing a version that was all sorted out for people in the 16th century, and of course it doesn’t really work for the kids of today, and so as far as I'm concerned it’s making them accessible to as broad an audience as you can and hanging onto the moral side of it."