James Corden + Ruth Jones on Jonathan Ross

This is another historic post. Corden and Jones were on Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, November 2, 2007.

Ruth Jones + James Corden on “Friday Night with Jonathan Ross.” Nov 2, 2007

The comedic duo followed celebrity chef Gordon Ramsey and had a good 10 or so minute chat with Ross. The visit coincided with the release of Gavin & Stacey series 1 on DVD (October 29, 2007) and the guests did their best to promote their show during the interview.

Since Series 2 of Gavin & Stacey is set to premiere later this month on BBC (see post, “Mark Your Calendars:“), I think it makes sense to revisit this interview.

Read all the details after the jump.

Corden and Jones kicked off the interview with how they’d met on the set of Fat Friends. It was during Fat Friends that Corden first had the idea for Gavin & Stacey and the two began talking about how they could bring it to life.

Ross asked if there was any sexual chemistry between the two, which led into a discussion about their relationship. Both described it as a love/hate, brother/sister kind of thing. In fact, they wrote a kiss between Nessa and Smithy into the pilot of Gavin & Stacey, but when it came to it, they couldn’t follow it through. Jones did point out that the two agreed on plenty of things – including the importance of lunch.

During the interview, it was also revealed that Sheridan Smith will play Smithy’s sister in Series 2. Which prompted Ross to ask about James and Sheridan’s relationship. Coyly, Corden reveled that she was in the audience and that he was avoiding talking about her so that he didn’t monopolize the interview with his professions of love. After some goading by Ross, Corden did an imitation of Tom Cruise on Oprah and jumped up on the couch and danced to show Smith how much he cares for her.

That brought the interview to perhaps the funniest story of the night – about how Corden likes to wind Jones up. UK residents can see this part of the interview on YouTube: http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=Gq_aQNH8FBY

Finally, Ross showed a clip of Corden dancing during the stag-party (at about the 1:5o mark in this clip) in Series 1, Episode 5 of Gavin & Stacey. In it, Corden does some pretty fancy footwork, including a move he calls the “Dolphin.” Others might remember it by it’s less-kind name, “The Worm.” Corden revealed that Smith often teases him for dancing like a girl, which he thinks is fine because men dance like “rubbish” usually. He also let on that he is a big fan of British boy-band Take That and since the group has an opening…

Corden and Jones also talked about a US-version of Gavin & Stacey. NBC has purchased the rights and Corden and Jones will serve as executive producers. No word yet on any development, casting or timing, although it sounded like it’s scheduled for some time in 2008. Hopefully it can achieve the kind of across-the-pond success that the import of The Office has had. Stay tuned for more details.

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  1. Jon
    March 8, 2008 at 12:17 pm | Permalink

    Corden & Jones also appeared on Ross’s Saturday AM Radio Broadcast March 1, 2008.

    Sadly, BBC only has podcasts available for 7 days.

    Does anyone have a copy of the mp3?

  2. iwan harri
    August 6, 2009 at 4:29 pm | Permalink

    me and my mum are a masive fan of gavin and stacey. i only found out u and ruth made it , i missed the series the first time around but we got the trilogy its our best show. i can do bryn and nessas voices very well so im told.

  3. Lauren Peterson
    December 30, 2009 at 2:41 pm | Permalink

    Omg, My Favourite Tv Show Is Gavin And Stacey And I Do Not Know Why It Should End. I Would Love It If It Started Again In 2010. I Dont Wnat It To End. James, Your Just Mad Lol. Your CHaracter Is Just Awsumm.. And Ruth , Omgg Biggest Fan Here. Your My Favourite Character And If I Could Meet You I Would Die. Litterally Lol. You Just Soo Wikedddd.. I Lovee Youuuuuuuuu !! Your Character Is Just Amaazinggg.. I Lovee Youuu And Jamess Lotss.. I Hope Gavin And Stacey Does Return. Fingerss Crosssedd :) With The Sence In Porthkerri Before, My Auntie Was There. My Step Bamp Lives In The Caravan Twoo Away From Where You Was 😀 I Wish i Was There With My Auntie And My Auntie Had A Picture With Smithy. Love Yaaa xx
    Lauren, 13, Newport, Wales

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