People are unimpressed with a publication for erasing Ruth Jones from the Gavin & Stacey writing credits.
Deadline, the Hollywood online news site, tweeted an article out to its hundreds of thousands of followers accompanied by the words:
James Corden Delivers Britain’s Biggest Christmas Day TV Audience In 11 Years With ‘Gavin & Stacey’
The problem here is that Jones and Corden co-write the sitcom and have since the show’s inception in 2008. While Corden has become a household name on the other side of the pond with his late-night talk show, his Welsh colleague has continued writing for the small screen as well as publishing a couple of novels.
While Corden might be more well-known to an American audience, it seems problematic to say the least to write the female voice out of history. Clearly the Welsh sections of Gavin & Stacey, beloved by most fans of the show, are inspired by Jones’ own experiences in her homeland.
Those online were not shy about letting Deadline know their mistake.
AND Ruth Jones... Ruth co-writes the show, not just James! @gavinstaceytv https://t.co/5dAMi1g5vX