The stars of the BBC present met up final week to start rehearsals for a brand new Christmas particular.
Joanna Page, who performs Stacey, stated: “When we had the read-through, I walked in and it was so emotional.
“I hadn’t seen so lots of the cast for so a few years.
“I saved touching everyone’s face and saying, ‘Oh my goodness, it’s you – I’ve missed you a lot’.
“Then we sat all the way down to learn the script and it was like we’d by no means been away. We all got here collectively like a giant household. It was actually beautiful. We had a proper snigger.”
The new hour-long episode will air on Christmas Day and Joanna, 42, proper, reckons followers will find it irresistible.
She stated: “The script is good. It’s actually good. It made me cry, it made me snigger and it made me suppose, ‘I just want to spend Christmas with this family’.
“I believe followers will find it irresistible. It’s fairly nostalgic, but it surely additionally feels fairly fashionable and humorous.”
Joanna, who with Mathew Horne, 40, stars in the title roles (prime left), added: “We begin filming it in a few weeks and I can’t wait to get began.
“Fingers crossed when everyone has eaten their Christmas dinner, and they’re so stuffed that they’ll’t transfer, they’ll tune in.”
Stars reprising their roles for the episode embody James Corden, 40, Rob Brydon, 54, Alison Steadman, 72, and Larry Lamb, 71.