Gavin and Stacey legend Ruth Jones and Rick Astley confirmed for Radio 2 Breakfast

Cillian Murphy’s Limited Edition on BBC Radio 6 music

Ruth Jones is to guest on the Radio 2 Breakfast Show talking about her brand new novel ‘Us Three’. Ruth is best known for her outstanding and award-winning television writing – BBC One’s Gavin and Stacey, in which she played the hilarious Nessa, and Sky 1’s Stella, in which she played the title role. She has won acclaim for her performances in BBC dramas Tess of the D’Urbervilles, Little Dorrit and Hattie, as well as comedies Little Britain, Saxondale and Nighty Night. Her debut novel Never Greener was a number one bestseller.

Also on the show is Rick Astley, who will be chatting to Zoe on the phone about an exciting new project he’s involved with. Rick is of course well known for his years with the iconic production trio Stock Aitken Waterman. His massive hit single ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’ went to number one in 25 countries. He retired in 1993 having sold 40 million records worldwide and then made a comeback in 2007 after ‘rickrolling’ took over the internet. In 2016 Rick returned with the number one album ’50’, which was named as he had celebrated his 50th birthday that year. He wrote, recorded and sung the record, and it marked a return to live performing and releasing new music.

Stream the episode this Tuesday morning via BBC Sounds.