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’.
Can we all agree that the inbetweeners reunion was false advertising?#TheInbetweeners
— Damian Riddiford (@Damian2061) January 2, 2019
Ummm did anyone else think this was going to be a full on reunion 10 years later episode or was that just me?! 🙄😳 #FwendsReunited
— 🖤B🦇 (@Bhavnasaur) January 1, 2019
the inbetweeners reunion being a chat show instead of a new episode officially makes channel 4 bumders
2019 is cancelled #FwendsReunited
— Lizzy (@xlizzymac) January 1, 2019
Thought #FwendsReunited was going to be a two hour episode, not a talk show chat 😭
— Louise✌🏻 (@louisebodle) January 1, 2019
— Sarah O'Connell (@SarahO_Connell) January 2, 2019
— TWJ (@IrnBruRevolutio) January 1, 2019
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.