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Gavin & Stacey's Ruth Jones to switch on Barry Christmas lights

Gavin & Stacey's Ruth Jones will be back in Barry to turn on the Christmas lights Credit: Baby Cow Ltd

Gavin & Stacey star Ruth Jones is set to switch on Barry town's Christmas lights.

Ruth Jones, who plays Nessa in the sitcom, will be there on 23rd November for the annual Christmas lights ceremony in King Square, Holton Road.

The switch-on will mark the end of a two-day festive market in Barry and will be followed by a free open air showing of Home Alone in Barry’s Central Park.

The cast, including James Corden, were in Barry over the summer filming for a one-off Christmas special and fans came from all over to get a glimpse.

The sitcom first aired in 2007 and had three series until January 2010.

James Corden and Ruth Jones were filming in Barry over the summer Credit: PA Images

We’re so excited to be joined by the legendary ‘Nessa’ herself as she returns to her hometown of Barry to kick off the Christmas festivities this year. The Gavin and Stacey Christmas Special will be watched by millions on Christmas Day, so to welcome Nessa back to Barry on this festive occasion is very special indeed.

– Principle tourism officer, Nia Hollins