'Inbetweeners' star James Buckley thinks the world is shaped 'like bowl of porridge'

GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 12:  Actors (L-R) James Buckley, Blake Harrison, Joe Thomas and Simon Bird pose at the Queensland Premier of The Inbetweeners 2 at Event Cinemas, Robina on August 12, 2014 in Gold Coast, Australia.  The Inbetweeners 2 will be released on 21 August 2014.  (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)
The Inbetweeners (L-R) James Buckley, Blake Harrison, Joe Thomas and Simon Bird in 2014

One of The Inbetweeners has gone public with his unusual idea about how our planet is shaped.

James Buckley, who played compulsive liar Jay Cartwright in the E4 series, had had his doubts on the shape of the Earth, and decided to investigate Flat Earth theories.

He recently recorded a podcast with YouTube star Alex J O’Connor (aka Cosmic Skeptic) in a bid to get to the bottom of it all.

Buckley now says the Earth could be “lumpy and bumpy” like the breakfast oatmeal dish.

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 13:  James Buckley attends the UKTV Live 2017 photocall at Claridges Hotel on September 13, 2017 in London, England. Broadcaster announces it's programs for the forthcoming season.  (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
James Buckley has been pondering some big things

He talked through his thoughts with The Sun, saying: “I thought the Earth might be flat.

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“First of all I thought it was round, then I was told it was flat. Then when I started thinking it was flat it’s now round again. So I’m looking into the theory that Earth is actually lumpy and bumpy.

“I imagine it to be as if a bowl of porridge had a gravitational pull. That’s what’s in my head now.”

Buckley isn’t the only well-known name to be questioning the shape of the Earth.

Andrew “Freddie” Flintoff has also said that there is “evidence to suggest the world isn’t round.”

Andrew "Freddie" Flintoff during the Pride Of Britain Awards 2018, in partnership with TSB, honouring the nation's unsung heroes and recognising the amazing achievements of ordinary people, held at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London. (Photo by Steve Parsons/PA Images via Getty Images)
Freddie Flintoff has also been talking about the merits of Flat Earth theories

The cricketer is a fan of a podcast called The Flat Earthers where conspiracy theorists accuse Disney of telling lies about the shape of our planet.

The Sun quotes Fintoff saying: “If you’re in a helicopter and you hover why does the Earth not come to you if it’s round?

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“Why, if we’re hurtling through space, why would water stay still? Why is it not wobbling? Also if you fire a laser about 16 miles, if the world was curved, you shouldn’t be able to see it but you can.”

Youtube has been blamed for the rising number of Flat Earth believers, with Logan Paul in particular being known for discussing the theories on his channel.