Joanna Page’s changing face as Gavin & Stacey star returns for 10-year reunion


Gavin & Stacey fans have waited almost 10 long years for their beloved characters to finally return to our screens.

The much-anticipated Christmas special saw 17.1 million viewers tune in to see what the cast have been up to in the last decade, making the episode the most watched TV comedy for 17 years, according to the BBC .

Gavin and Stacey Shipman have now had three kids and the show maintained its charm and comedy, much to the relief of its loyal fan base.

Though it’s felt like almost a lifetime since we last saw our stars, it doesn’t look like actress Joanna Page, who stars at Stacey, has seen a decade pass at all.

Gavin and Stacey
Joanna as Stacey with Mathew Horne as Gavin
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Gavin and Stacey returned to our screens for Christmas
(Image: BBC)

Since news of the show’s Christmas comeback, the 42-year-old actress has shared a number of stunning pictures to social media and made TV appearances on James Martin’s Saturday Morning.

It was in an interview with the Daily Mail in 2012 that the actress joked about how she was asked for ID when buying a beer in Tesco.

Joanna Page, who plays Stacey Shipman, spotted during filming
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During the interview, however, she also confirmed she wouldn’t rule out plastic surgery, although it wouldn’t be anything “unnecessary” or to her face.

Maintaining her signature blonde bob and youthful looks after all these years, we asked a surgeon from MYA Cosmetic Surgery to give us their thoughts on how Joanna has kept up her glowing appearance for the new decade.

“I would suggest Joanna has had anti-wrinkle injections, often referred to as Botox, to her forehead and around her eyes (crow’s feet),” the surgeon explained.

Joanna looked as though she hadn’t aged in the Christmas special
(Image: BBC)

“This non-surgical treatment will create a smooth forehead and limit any frown/expression lines. The treatment will normally last three to six months; as muscle action gradually returns, the lines and wrinkles begin to reappear and need to be treated again.

“This procedure can give the appearance of smoother skin if you are after a youthful appearance or it can be used as a preventative measure to slow the process of getting fine lines or wrinkles.

“It is possible that Joanna has had the non-surgical treatment of dermal fillers to her cheeks, often referred to as cheek fillers.”

(Image: Ken McKay/ITV/REX)

They continued: “Dermal fillers can be used in this area to re-introduce structure and volume along the cheek bone just like in Joanna’s case. For many people, fillers are used to plump up skin sections as plumpness can be lost with the natural ageing process that both men and women go through.

“The procedure replaces soft tissue while filling in wrinkles and skin folds. Fillers can range in price depending on the area and amount used – between £150 and £500 per session.”

(Image: BBC/GS TV Productions Ltd/Tom Jackson)

Joanna still looks fabulous, but let’s hope we don’t have to wait another decade for the next Christmas special.

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