Gavin and Stacey ‘s Larry Lamb, who plays Mick Shipman, says that the show “must be” turned into a film after the success of the Christmas special.
The hit BBC series drew in a whopping 12.3 million viewers, making it the most-watched festive television show for ten years.
Larry said to the Mirror: “To me I always think the logical thing to do would be to make a film of it.
“I think the audience in Britain is so ready for it that they would go to the ends of the Earth to go and see a movie of it. I mean, imagine those characters? It’s so much larger than life now, it’s a national treasure.”
However, despite the popularity of the show, viewers were also left very divided during a scene where Nessa and Bryn sing The Pogues’ Fairytale of New York.
During a karaoke scene with Rob Brydon’s character, Uncle Bryn, they belt out the famous festive hit but still sing the word “f****t”, despite it being a homophobic slur.
However, despite the online fury, Ofcom said that they only received 11 complaints about the scene.
They told The Sun: “We’ve received 11 complaints. The BBC is required to assess and investigate complaints about its programmes initially.
“But if complainants are unhappy with how their complaint has been addressed by the BBC, they should bring it to us and we’ll examine it.”
Ruth defended the decision, saying: “It is a different climate. But we have to remain true to the characters, to who they were.
“Characters in Gavin & Stacey are kind and big-hearted, I believe. So I think no one is going to be intentionally hurtful.
“But by the same token, they’re not necessarily going to be completely politically correct or be aware of political correctness.”
A BBC spokesperson also previously defended the decision to air the uncensored version before the episode premiered, saying: “‘Fairytale of New York’ is a very popular, much-loved Christmas song played widely throughout the festive season, and the lyrics are well-established with the audience.”