James Corden shares sneak peek as Gavin & Stacey rehearsals begin

Gavin & Stacey star James Corden has shared a sneak peek into rehearsals for the highly-anticipated Christmas special.

In an image posted on his Twitter page, cast members Ruth Jones, Joanna Page, Mathew Horne, Larry Lamb and Alison Steadman are seen with their scripts.

Rob Brydon, who plays beloved character Uncle Bryn, is absent from the photo.

Sheridan Smith, who played the sister of Corden's Smithy in the much-loved comedy, has already revealed she will not be returning for the Christmas special.

Fans have been expressing their excitement on social media.