This 'The Inbetweeners' star could have died in stunt gone wrong

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(Channel 4)

The Inbetweeners is known for its embarrassing and disgusting gaffes – but now its stars have revealed that they were just moments away from a real-life disaster that could have killed one of them.

James Buckley, who played the group of friends’ most revolting member Jay, featured in a scene where he had to set off a flare gun during an episode about the pals’ ill-fated geography field trip.

The boys ended up stranded in a boat and had to set off the flare to call for rescue – but a misunderstanding over instructions from producers nearly led to tragedy for Buckley.

According to The Sun, his co-star Blake Harrison, who played Neil, told a look-back show The Inbetweeners: Fwends Reunited how differently the episode could have turned out.

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He said: “He genuinely could have died.

“He looked down the barrel of it before it goes off and we were told don’t ever do that, because if it goes off, it has the force of a grenade.

“So when James does that and half a second later it comes out, that’s how close we were to recasting.”

Another of the sitcom’s regulars told of his own near miss after filming the episode where the lads visit a caravan park for a holiday.

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(Channel 4)

David Schapp, who played Jay’s dad Terry, appeared in a particularly stomach-churning scene in the campsite’s washroom where he attempted to use the urinals late at night.

Schapp said: “I had to get half-naked, it was freezing cold, and I had to p*** and fart through the whole scene while my c**k was shrivelled to the size of an acorn.

“It was so cold I had a car crash on the way home because I went hot, cold, hot, cold, and I fell asleep at the wheel.”

The Inbetweeners: Fwends Reunited airs on New Year’s Day at 9pm on Channel 4.

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