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Larry Lamb promises a “rocking Christmas night” for Gavin and Stacey fans

Actor Larry Lamb has revealed that Gavin and Stacey fans will “not be disappointed” with the highly-anticipated Christmas special.

Fans of the BBC sitcom have waited almost a decade to find out what Nessa and co have been up to and their answers will finally be revealed on December 25.

The award-winning television series created by Ruth Jones and James Cordon last aired on January 1 2010.

Larry, who plays Mick Shipman in the series, appeared on the sofa with Lorraine this morning to discuss the shows reboot.

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The former EastEnders star admitted to the host that he started to get “frustrated” when fans would ask him about the show's comeback over the years.

The 71-year-old said: “I was going to get it tattooed on my head saying ‘sorry I don’t know’ now I do know.”

The actor revealed that was hesitant about reading the script for the one-off episode at first but thinks that viewers will be pleasantly surprised.

He said: ”When you read a script that is completely new to you, you are looking for so much in it.

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“But when you are looking for something that is a major reflection of a part of your life you don't know how they are going to deal with it.

"When you become as an actor, you become an instant critique of everything you read literally from the very first word. I realised straight away this is it, they've done it.

"There's no way you are going to be frightened of it because you've just flipped over 10 years on and you're in."

Discussing the long-awaited festive episode of Gavin and Stacey, Larry said that viewers "won't be disappointed."

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“It’s extraordinary,” he said.

“There are millions of people out there that will be disappointed.

"It will be rocking Christmas evening.”

Larry also told Lorraine that he's been busy filming new comedy Brighton, which he compared to "EastEnders with the expletives".

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He said: “It’s a bit hot on the language.”

Lorraine continues on ITV at 8.30 tomorrow morning.

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