A popular hit sitcom could return to our screens this Christmas as a familiar face prepares to return to the area.

Hollywood A-lister James Corden has recently departed The Late Late Show where he presented the American talk show since 2015.

It forms part of his move back to the UK, with plans to move into an £8million mansion near Henley, close to his hometown of Hazlemere, Buckinghamshire.

Last year, James Corden was given permission by Wokingham Borough Council to transform Templecombe House, a 1960s home which had fallen into disrepair on the outskirts of Henley, with a modern art deco mansion. The star will move back to the area with wife Julia and their three children.

Now, Deadline has reported that James Corden and Ruth Jones are working on a new Gavin & Stacey Christmas special, with filming rumoured to begin this summer.

It has been five years since Gavin & Stacey rocked the nation with a jaw-dropping cliff-hanger.

In an interview with BBC Radio 2 breakfast following James Corden's departure from The Late Late Show, he said: "I don’t look like I should be hosting an American late-night talk show. I’m from High Wycombe. This isn’t a road that’s often travelled."

He also admitted that he sat and cried with Ruth Jones when they wrapped filming of Gavin & Stacey.