Simon From The Inbetweeners Says The Show Could Return With A Twist

by : Francesca Donovan on : 08 May 2017 08:54
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Start the yellow machine’s engine and assemble the Pussy Patrol: The Inbetweeners could be getting a new series – with a twist


The four “fwends” could return to our screens to delight, entertain, fail at Yoda impressions and punch some fish, according to Joe Thomas who played Simon Cooper, the ultimate spikey-haired melt in E4‘s popular teen sitcom.

In case you need a refresher course, here’s the moment Simon and Jay both got dumped after Will shit his pants in front of the whole school:

Assuming the characters have grown up a little bit and achieved better control of their bowels, Thomas hopes the news series would follow the hopeless romantics battling into adulthood, settling down and having children – presumably requiring them to have an actual girlfriend and getting ‘up to their nuts in guts’.


Thomas told The Sun:

I think that we are ­definitely too old now to do anything that is set in a sixth form. If it’s the case that you want to do a show about some sixth formers then obviously we can’t be involved in that, with the best will in the world.

But we could do the ­originals ten years down the line, married with kids. I mean, we can do that now. I would jump at any chance to work with those guys again — in any context, really.

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The actor – who has since had success with Fresh Meat in which he played Simon’s university-bound spirit animal – said the prospect of another series would be great, but it’s essentially up to the writers.

He added:

It’s not in my hands but I love those guys and I would love to work with them again. We have spoken about it but it’s not really in our hands. We don’t write the show so it’s not down to us.

But I suppose I do miss it.

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Joe is back on our screens alongside James Buckley who played the endearingly crap liar, Jay, in a new BBC2 comedy called White Gold.


Thomas was happy to be reunited, saying: 

I do miss the show but we do get to see each other quite a lot anyway. It’s been great to work with James again — he’s a really good friend. Of course his penis was in White Gold, too. His penis has been in other stuff as well — I’m honestly bored of seeing it.

You can watch the trailer for White Gold below:

White Gold begins at the end of this month. Evidently Jay has grown a moustache, so perhaps Joe’s idea to get the Inbetweeners back together as fully-fledged adults is a distinct possibility.

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Francesca Donovan

A former emo kid who talks too much about 8Chan meme culture, the Kardashian Klan, and how her smartphone is probably killing her. Francesca is a Cardiff University Journalism Masters grad who has done words for BBC, ELLE, The Debrief, DAZED, an art magazine you've never heard of and a feminist zine which never went to print.

Topics: Film and TV


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