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James Corden relaxes with female friend in cocktail bar: PICTURE EXCLUSIVE

He delighted the nation when he announced in May that he and Ruth Jones had written a Gavin And Stacey Christmas special script – and the cast are currently filming in Cardiff, in Wales. 

And James Corden, 40, was pictured letting his hair down on Tuesday at a 1920s themed cocktail bar new Gavin And Stacey star, British actress Laura Aikman and a host of other people. 

Laura is best known for starring in Keith Lemon: The Film and Casualty, as well as Waterloo Road and her role on the show is yet to be defined. 

James and his pals enjoyed a much deserved night out, with the group all heading back to a hotel together and giggling in the street, while the actor smoked a vape.Scroll down for video 

Welcome to the family! James Corden relaxed with new Gavin And Stacey cast member Laura Aikman in a 1920s cocktail bar during a break from filming the hotly-anticipated Christmas special in Cardiff, Wales, on Tuesday night

Exciting times: Laura is best known for starring in Keith Lemon: The Film and Casualty, as well as Waterloo Road

Welcome to the family! James Corden relaxed with new Gavin And Stacey cast member Laura Aikman in a 1920s cocktail bar during a break from filming the hotly-anticipated Christmas special in Cardiff, Wales, on Tuesday night 

No doubt James was wishing beloved character Uncle Bryn was out with him as in the show, he loved a boozy night out in Cardiff with the lads.

James would have been missing his wife Julia Carey, 41, who he is usually inseparable from – they have three children together, Max, eight, and Charlotte, four and Carey, one. 

It’s clearly been a laugh a minute for James – and his co-star Mathew Horne, who was pictured locking lips with a mystery lady in Burger King following a boozy day out. 

On their way: James was pictured heading down the road with his co-star Laura, after their drinking session, while smoking a vape

Pals: No doubt Laura can't wait to be a part of the iconic show

On their way: James was pictured heading down the road with Laura, after their drinking session, while smoking a vape 

Getting along nicely: James and Laura were joined by a host of other people including Melanie Walters (centre) who plays Gwen and Joanna Page (far right) who plays Stacey

Getting along nicely: James and Laura were joined by a host of other people including Melanie Walters (centre) who plays Gwen and Joanna Page (far right) who plays Stacey

Fun times: James and Laura appeared to be getting along nicely, as they sat at a table with other cast members

Letting their hair down: No doubt Laura has been cast as one of the new stars of the show

Fun times: James and Laura appeared to be getting along nicely, as they sat at a table with other cast members 

Earlier in the week, James met screaming Gavin and Stacey fans in Barry who had headed out to meet the cast — and even had to beg one eager one to not get his name tattooed on her body.

The long-awaited reunion is currently filming in Barry Island for the much-hyped Christmas special, which reconvenes all the original cast a decade after the last episode aired. 

The Bafta-winning sitcom, tells the story of a long-distance relationship between a girl from south Wales and an Essex boy, as well as the beautiful relationships between their friends and families.  

His love: James is usually inseparable from his stunning wife Julia Carey - they have three children together and relocated to America following the success of James' The Late Late Show

His love: James is usually inseparable from his stunning wife Julia Carey – they have three children together and relocated to America following the success of James’ The Late Late Show

Make us an omelette, Gwen: The group were all in high spirits as they headed back to their hotel

Make us an omelette, Gwen: The group were all in high spirits as they headed back to their hotel 

He's got the Horne: Gavin And Stacey star Mathew passionately kissed mystery female in Burger King in Wales following his VERY boozy night in Wales... nine months after announcing engagement to Evelyn Hoskins who he split from that month

Fancy a trip to Barry Island? The pair appeared to be having a whale of a time on their outing

He’s got the Horne: Gavin And Stacey star Mathew passionately kissed mystery female in Burger King in Wales following his VERY boozy night in Wales… nine months after announcing engagement to Evelyn Hoskins who he split from that month

Filming has been taking place since the beginning of this month, with fans from all over the country flocking to the Trinity Street set to catch a glimpse of their favourite stars. 

On the weekend, the woman who lives in the famous house revealed how her home became the film set . 

James has seen his fame soar since he went over to the States to take on the role of host on CBS’s The Late Late Show. 

Pam-e-laaaa! While Melanie buzzed to enter into a building where they were filming, she was closely followed by Alison Steadman (left) who plays Gavin's mother, Pamela Shipman

Pam-e-laaaa! While Melanie buzzed to enter into a building where they were filming, she was closely followed by Alison Steadman (left) who plays Gavin’s mother, Pamela Shipman 

Back in Barry Island: Joanna Page's character, Stacey falls in love with Gavin in the show and they marry after a whirlwind romance, but she misses Wales and her family

Stunning: The beauty was pictured heading out earlier, wearing blue floral dungarees

Back in Barry Island: Joanna Page’s character, Stacey falls in love with Gavin in the show and they marry after a whirlwind romance, but she misses Wales and her family

Heading out to meet John Prescott? Co-writer Ruth Jones, who plays Nessa, was pictured heading to filming with a male friend

Best of pals: A giggling James soon caught up with them

Heading out to meet John Prescott? Co-writer Ruth Jones, who plays Nessa, was pictured heading to filming with a male friend 

And among the people who came out to see him, were Diane and Rebecca Schofield who, despite the 12-hour plus round trip from the home near Middlesbrough, have already visited the area twice in the last month.

Diane said: ‘We’re massive Gavin and Stacey fans and recently did the official tour, only to find out two weeks later that filming had begun on this one-off special – we were gutted.’

‘That’s why we’ve come back down again now, but unfortunately we’re both due back in work tomorrow.At the moment we’ve no idea what time we’ll be home tonight.’ 

What a woman: Melanie, who plays Gwen (centre) was leading the way and clearly making everyone laugh

What a woman: Melanie, who plays Gwen (centre) was leading the way and clearly making everyone laugh 

Close: James and his pal appeared to be having a giggle as their night wore on

Chat and a gossip: He leaned into her to make sure he was heard over the music

Close: James and his pal appeared to be having a giggle as their night wore on

Finding him hilarious: Pretty blonde Laura threw her head down as she laughed at his banter

Finding him hilarious: Pretty blonde Laura threw her head down as she laughed at his banter 

It's lovely to see that everyone was getting along so nicely - but Mathew Horne was not pictured out with them

It’s lovely to see that everyone was getting along so nicely – but Mathew Horne was not pictured out with them

Iconic: Filming has been taking place since the beginning of this month, with fans from all over the country flocking to the Trinity Street set to catch a glimpse of their favourite stars - James begged one to not get a tattoo of his signature

Can't wait: The new Christmas special is something the fans are very much behind

Iconic: Filming has been taking place since the beginning of this month, with fans from all over the country flocking to the Trinity Street set to catch a glimpse of their favourite stars – James begged one to not get a tattoo of his signature 

When Diane was asked by a fellow fan if she was going to get James’s autograph tattooed on her body, Corden stepped in and said: ‘Don’t get it tattooed.’

First he said he wouldn’t sign her arm if she was getting it tattooed, before being asked to sign her breast, to which he replied: ‘I’m not tattooing your breast.’

Diane then turned around to get Corden to sign her back and he repeatedly checked with her if she was sure, saying: ‘Do not get this tattooed.’

A fellow fan then asked him to sign his leg so she could get it tattooed, with Corden replying: ‘For real?’ before obliging.

Gorgeous: James's beautiful friend pulled her hair up as she listened to the conversation

Gorgeous: James’s beautiful friend pulled her hair up as she listened to the conversation

Catching up: James and his pal trailed behind the rest of the group as they headed back

Catching up: James and his pal trailed behind the rest of the group as they headed back

Tell us the plotline! James appeared deep in thought after a boozy night out on the town

Tell us the plotline! James appeared deep in thought after a boozy night out on the town 

Getting back for some rest: The group certainly know how to work hard and play hard

Getting back for some rest: The group certainly know how to work hard and play hard 

 

Daily Mail UK

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