Ruth Jones cleverly managed to avoid answering whether she had used lockdown to write more episodes of her hit comedy Gavin And Stacey.
After the 2019 Christmas special, fans have been desperate to see more from the titular couple, played by Mathew Horne and Joanna Page, and their best mates Nessa and Smithy, played by Ruth and James Corden.
Appearing on Monday’s episode of The One Show, host Alex Jones presented her theory that she and James have written another series while being at home.
The actress decided not to play along, saying she preferred to keep people guessing.
She explained: ‘Do you know I could comment and it will be in the press tomorrow, so I’m gonna let people speculate.’
Ruth added that it would be tricky for her to ‘bubble’ with James and pen more episodes in the pandemic as he lives in the US.
Not only has distance been a factor, but the pair have struggled to write Gavin and Stacey, despite connecting remotely from their homes a few times.
‘James and I did Zoom a few times. But we didn’t do any writing. In fact, I remember us both saying how uncreative we both felt,’ she told The Sunday Telegraph.
‘And since then we’ve not even mentioned work, just talked about the family and how we’re feeling.’
The star pressed: ‘It does seem like a waste doesn’t it, not to have spent all those lockdown hours writing? But I just couldn’t get into the groove.’
Although the comedy didn’t get written, Ruth did have time to write her new book Us Three, which explores female friendship.
In the episode, she also spoke about how she dealt with anxiety during the lockdown.
‘I found I couldn’t drive, I’d forgotten,’ Ruth said of slowly getting back to normality.
‘For me, it was just getting used to it and getting back into the groove.
‘It was scary and step by step you get used to it. I did lots of yoga videos, I’d do a 20-minute yoga video, it just somehow got rid of the anxiety. I went for walks and avoided watching the news, and tried to stay off the old internet.’