ONE OF the stars of one of the UK's most popular sitcoms of the 2000's is heading to Wrexham in April.

BBC series Gavin and Stacey is a firm favourite among many a comedy-lover.

Fans of the show were sent into meltdown earlier this week as rumours circulated that another Christmas special was on the cards for the show for the end of this year.

And while Ruth Jones (Nessa) has sadly since shut down those rumours, there is another way that fans of the show can get their fix of all things Gavin and Stacey right here in Wrexham.

That is because the Wales Comic Con team has confirmed that Mathew Horne (aka Gavin Shipman) will be attending their event this year.


Wales Comic Con is held annually at Wrexham University.

Formed in 2009, down the years it has proven to be one of Wrexham's most popular events on the calendar.

And this year, the event on April 6 and 7 will be no different as guests cosplay their way to another memorable day and get the chance to meet some of their heroes.

Horne, who has also starred in the likes of Bad Education and The Catherine Tate Show down the years, will be there for the Sunday (April 7) only, Wales Comic Con has confirmed.

Further guests confirmed for the April event so far include; Daphne Ashbrook (Doctor Who), Mark Addy (Game of Thrones), Lucy Griffiths (True Blood), Peter Franzen (Vikings) and Alex Hogh Andersen (Vikings).

The Wales Comic Con team will be announcing many more names over coming weeks too.

To keep up to date with guest announcements, visit their Facebook page or their website.

45-year-old Horne starred as Gavin Shipman in the Gavin and Stacey series between 2007 to 2010, with his character falling head over heels in love with his Welsh other-half Stacey (Joanna Page)

The programme ran for three series and received widespread critical acclaim.

Horne and fellow cast members then returned to their roles for the Christmas special of 2019.