How the hell did we forget Gavin and Stacey characters were named after serial killers?

Oh my christ

Gavin and Stacey is truly a work of art and there’s nothing the British public love more than rewatching it over and over again. Fans of the show have discovered a huge hidden detail and it’s safe to say we’re all shook.

The show is honestly sensational despite there only being 21 episodes in total. Every ep gave us a laugh a minute. It’s been 15 years since Gavin and Stacey started in 2007 but for some reason so many of us still hadn’t clocked James Corden and Ruth Jones named the characters after notorious serial killers. Fred and Rose West, Peter Sutcliffe and Harold Shipman all had lowkey mentions through the loveable main characters in the show.

Thanks to TikTok it’s all blowing up again so here’s a rundown of all the links between our iconic characters and the serial killer surname.

Gavin’s family are named after Harold Shipman

via BBC

For those of you who don’t know, Harold Shipman was a GP who was convicted of murdering 15 of his patients in 2000. He’s also thought to have murdered around 250 victims.

Stacey’s family are named after Fred and Rose West

via BBC

Serial killers Fred and Rose West are known as the Gloucester-based killing couple. They reportedly murdered at least 12 people.

Pete and Dawn Sutcliffe were named after the Yorkshire Ripper, Peter Suttcliffe

via BBC

If it wasn’t for Peter Suttcliffe dying back in 2020 then people would have never clocked onto the joke as Peter Suttcliffe dead wouldn’t have trended on Twitter. How mad is that??

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