The Inbetweeners reunion: Stars of hit E4 sitcom to return for one-off 10th anniversary show

Cast of the hit E4 series will reflect on the show's best moments, with contributions from special guests and behind-the-scenes footage

Roisin O'Connor@Roisin_OConnor
Wednesday 14 November 2018 08:57
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The Inbetweeners cast will reunite for a special one-off programme to mark 10 years since the hit sitcom made its debut.

Actors Simon Bird, Joe Thomas, James Buckley and Blake Harrison will appear in the two-hour studio show on Channel 4, where they will look back at the hit series about the four socially awkward sixth-form students.

The Inbetweeners ran for three series on E4, from 2008 until 2010. It starred Bird as new student Will McKenzie, who struggles to get on at the fictional Rudge Park Comprehensive school until he befriends the sensitive, melodramatic Simon (Thomas), sex-obsessed Jay (Buckley) and the dim-witted Neil (Harrison).

The show was a huge success both critically and with TV audiences. It won a Bafta TV award and a British Comedy award – going on to spawn two successful spin-off films.

The Inbetweeners 10th Birthday Party will also include behind the scenes clips, surprise guests, celebrity fans, unseen footage and embarrassing stories. There will be a tribute to the many memorable phrases and slang that the show produced, much of which became popular with the show's younger audience.

Tom Beck, Channel 4's head of live events and commissioning editor for entertainment, said: “Will, Jay, Simon and Neil spent years failing to sneak into the best parties, so I'm very pleased to throw one that they're definitely invited to. I just hope Will brings his Mum.”

Co-executive producer Will Macdonald added: “The love for The Inbetweeners is huge, the kind of love that Jay would boast he's had many times - big celebrities, millions of viewers and loving fans from across the globe. And it's so exciting the boys will be back together to feel that love from all those people and enjoy it first-hand. What could possibly go wrong?”

Additional reporting by Press Assocation

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