RE"OCCURING" rumours of Gavin and Stacey's return have been bolstered by star Ruth Jones who has said there could even be a feature film in the pipeline.

Fans of the Barry-based hit sitcom seized on writer and star James Corden's 2012 admission that he wanted to do more with the characters and now co-writer Ruth Jones has stated that the pair will "definitely" be reuniting for a project.

When asked by the Radio Times about plans to work with Corden again she said: "Definitely. We haven’t any concrete plans but we will at some stage.

"It might be a Gavin and Stacey special or a film.”

Marco Zeraschi, owner of Marco's Cafe on Barry Island - which doubles as Stacey's workplace - said he would gladly welcome the show's return.

"If that happened," he said, "I would be the happiest man in Barry. I would be delighted.

"They made Barry Island famous again in a positive way."

Marco explained that the number of tourists interested in visiting his cafe and other filming locations hasn't waned since the show came to an end in 2010.

He said: "Even today, the amount of people who come down taking photographs of the Gavin and Stacey hotspots hasn't died off at all.

"There's still a great demand for the show and if they did a film it would have my 100% backing."

Another tourist site for fans is a house on Trinity Street which acts as Stacey's home, and owner Glenda Kenyon was also thrilled at the news of a potential return of the series.

Glenda has welcomed more than 11,000 visitors to her home and she believes they would all love to see the story continued.

"They don't like how it was left," she said. "It'd be excellent if it was made into a film.

"It's good for Barry too, it brings in people from all over the world."

A new series of Gavin and Stacey is something that fans have long hoped for with petitions and campaigns for a return being rife since the third and final series ended.