Steven Mao stars as DI Lynne Harries in the new drama (Picture: ITV)
The Pembrokeshire Murders has announced itself as the most compelling crime series of the year so far – and viewers have been doing their own detective work after spotting a familiar face among the cast.
Fans have shared their delight on social media after spotting a Gavin and Stacey star in the new ITV drama – none other than Owain Hughes actor Steven Meo, who has had quite the transformation.
Best known by many for his appearance as Gavin’s Welsh colleague Owain, Steven plays DI Lynne Harries in the Pembrokeshire Murders, who assists in the investigation against serial killer John Cooper.
He stars alongside Luke Evans’s Detective Superintendent Steve Wilkins, reopening two unsolved 1980s murder cases linked with a string of burglaries and sexual assaults.
Owain appeared in the third series of the BBC sitcom, playing one of Gavin’s new co-workers after he moves to Swansea.
His name was the subject of one of the most niche jokes on Gavin and Stacey too, when he said ‘and before you ask, no I don’t’ after introducing himself.
Steven played Owain Hughes on Gavin and Stacey (Picture: BBC)
It left Gavin baffled. If you’re wondering, the joke refers to his name sounding like ‘Owe Wayne’, so it becomes ‘before you ask, no I don’t Owe Wayne Hughes.’
Steven looks completely different to his days on Gavin and Stacey in the new series, sporting a beard and much shorter hair in the role.
Fans shared their excitement at seeing the actor star in the drama, congratulating him on his new role.
‘Great to see Owain Hughes doing so well,’ one viewer wrote.
‘Anyone else watching #PembrokeshireMurders get way too excited when they saw Owain Hughes from Gavin and Stacey?’ another said.
Anyone else watching #PembrokeshireMurders get way too excited when they saw Owain Hughes from Gavin and Stacey? pic.twitter.com/712Tt4QEHt
— Paper Cuts Book Club (@paper_cut_book) January 11, 2021
Great to see Owain Hughes doing so well. #PembrokeshireMurders #GavinAndStacey pic.twitter.com/mAa7KiX4dq
— Elliot Gonzalez (@elliot_gonzalez) January 12, 2021
Owain Hughes has done well for himself. Detective. #PembrokeshireMurders
— Lyn (@ChippyLyn) January 11, 2021
Can’t cope with Owain Hughes being in the #pembrokeshiremurders and before you ask, no I don’t ð¤£
— Mollie ð (@MollieAtSix) January 12, 2021
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The Pembrokeshire Murders concludes tonight at 9pm on ITV.
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