'Inbetweeners' fan fury after 'reunion' show turns out not to be a new episode

Ben Arnold
·Contributor
Inbetweeners fans were upset (Credit: Channel 4)
Inbetweeners fans were upset (Credit: Channel 4)

It was billed as a ‘reunion’ of the Inbetweeners, but fans of the Channel 4 comedy show were left angry after last night’s get-together of the show’s cast-members wasn’t a new episode.

James Buckley, Simon Bird, Joe Thomas and Blake Harrison all attended the ‘celebration’ of the series, which saw Jimmy Carr chat to the lads about the show and its success on the occasion of its tenth anniversary.

The actors, who played awkward teens Will, Simon, Neil and Jay from 2008 to 2010, also climbed into a yellow Fiat Cinquecento for old time’s sake.

But viewers slammed the show, subtitled ‘Fwends Reunited’, many claiming they’d been duped by ‘false advertising’.

Critics didn’t care too much for it either, with The Daily Telegraph calling it ‘a shambolic mess that failed to do the show justice’.

Though it perhaps wasn’t an entire waste of time.

One revelation from the show was that ex-Doctor Who star Matt Smith was almost cast as Simon Bird’s character Will.

Every day’s a school day.

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