Joanna Page refuses to wear a bikini on Gavin and Stacey

Joanna Page refuses to wear a bikini on ‘Gavin and Stacey’.

The ‘Love Actually’ star considers herself too old to be frolicking around the Welsh seaside in a two-piece swimsuit on the beloved BBC Three sitcom.

The 47-year-old actress, who plays Stacey, the love interest of Gavin (Mathew Horne), told ‘BBC Breakfast’: "I just hope that I haven't signed on to be running around on Barry beach in a bikini because I'm not doing that at 47."

For 2003 rom-com classic 'Love Actually', Joanna appeared naked as celebrity body double Just Judy alongside Martin Freeman as John, who fall for each other while filming sex scenes.

Joanna - who has children Eva, 10, Kit, eight, Noah, seven, and Boe, two, with her husband James Thorton - insisted she was also in the blue when her co-stars, the show's creators, Ruth Jones, 57, and James Corden, 45, penned the finale and was shocked by their characters Nessa and Smithy ending the Christmas special in 2019 on a proposal cliffhanger.

She said: "I am the same as everyone else. I can't wait to find out what has happened. I remember all those years ago reading the script for the last special, and I was doing it on my phone.

"I got to the end, and it said, 'Nessa goes down one knee', and I remember scrolling through thinking, 'That can't be the end'. I am the same as everybody, what happens?"

James - who recently finished his run as the host of ‘The Late Late Show’ on CBS in Los Angeles - broke the news on his Instagram in May after months of speculation.

He wrote on a black-and-white selfie of himself and Ruth: “Some news… It’s official!!! We have finished writing the last ever episode of Gavin and Stacey. See you on Christmas Day, BBC One. Love Ruth and James.

“We’ll have: A chicken bhuna, lamb bhuna, prawn bhuna, mushroom rice, bag of chips, keema naan, nine poppadoms and the last ever episode of Gavin and Stacey!!!

“Coming this Christmas Day on BBC One and iPlayer.”

Alison Steadman, 77, Larry Lamb, 76, Rob Brydon, 59, will return as Pam, Mick and Bryn, respectively.