Gavin & Stacey star Ruth Jones wins £16,000 for Tŷ Hafan on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?

The actor and writer Ruth Jones has won £16,000 for a Welsh children's hospice on a celebrity edition of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?

The co-creator of Gavin & Stacey, which returned on Christmas Day for a special episode, appeared on ITV's Who Wants to Be a Millionaire on Sunday evening.

Jones told the show's host Jeremy Clarkson that she was "pretty abysmal" at quiz shows, and would be happy to get four questions right, but in the end she made it to £16,000.

Joanna Page and Ruth Jones during filming for the Gavin and Stacey Christmas special in Barry in July Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire/PA Images

Her winnings will be donated to Tŷ Hafan children's hospice, which is based in Sully, south Wales.

Jones told Clarkson: "I've been there a few times and I've seen the work they do and it's truly an exceptional place that gives so much help and support to people."

In a Twitter post after the show, Tŷ Hafan said: "WOW, £16k! What a start to 2020 for Tŷ Hafan. Thank you so much, Ruth."

It comes just days after a signed clapperboard used to film the Gavin & Stacey Christmas special raised more than £8,000 for Tŷ Hafan.

Days earlier, a signed clapperboard from the Gavin & Stacey Christmas special raised more than £8,000 for the hospice Credit: Tŷ Hafan/eBay

The clapperboard, which was signed by the whole cast, was donated by Jones and auctioned off by the hospice on eBay.