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Gavin & Stacey star landed her role in the toilet – digitalspy.com, Digitalspy.com

Gavin & Stacey star landed her role in the toilet – digitalspy.com, Digitalspy.com


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Gavin & Staceyactress Joanna Page has recalled how a chance encounter in the ladies’ loo landed her the titular role.

With the comedy’sChristmas Specialairing on the big day next week, Joanna made an appearance on today’s (December************************************ (episode of James Martin’sSaturday Morning, where she told the host how it all unraveled.

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Gavin and Stacey - James Corden, Ruth Jones, Mathew Horne and Joanna Page********

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Gavin and Stacey - James Corden, Ruth Jones, Mathew Horne and Joanna PageRelated:Gavin and Stacey - James Corden, Ruth Jones, Mathew Horne and Joanna PageGavin and Staceyreunites cast as first-look trailer for Christmas special is released**** Speaking of the build-up to her audition, the – year-old said: “Got the script, read it, thought it was just fantastic and full of characters and People that I knew, and thought I was so much like Stacey and I had to get this part. “

But then a bit of magic occurred, as Joanna continued: “Went to the audition and went into the toilet beforehand to make sure I looked alright, and Ruth [Jones, the co-creator] was in there!

“We had never met before but when you’re Welsh and someone else is Welsh and you’re in London, you know each other.”

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Joanna is a fantastic fit for her character, but the next part of the story just shows how complimenting someone can go a long way.

“I told her how amazing she was and I loved her work and how fantastic she was, and she went into the room and said ‘I’ve got our Stacey’, and I went into the audition and that was that! “

The rest is TV history.

Gavin and Stacey - James Corden, Ruth Jones, Mathew Horne and Joanna Page(Gavin & Staceyreturns to BBC One at 8.) pm on Christmas Day.Gavin and Stacey - James Corden, Ruth Jones, Mathew Horne and Joanna Page

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