James Buckley will "never" let his kids watch The Inbetweeners

21 November 2018, 22:06 | Updated: 10 December 2018, 14:18

The actor, who played Jay in the hit series, has revealed why he doesn't want his two sons to see the show.

James Buckley has revealed he will "never" let his children watch The Inbetweeners.

The British actor, who has two sons named Harrison and Jude, has explained he doesn't want them to see his portrayal of Jay Cartwright in the coming-of-age drama.

"I would never let them watch The Inbetweeners," he declared on Good Morning Britain.

Asked by Susanna Reid at what age he'd consider allowing them to watch the show, he added: "Well, never because you know it's different for me because I'm supposed to be their dad and I don't want them to see me behaving in that way.

"I've already got very little respect from them to begin with."

Watch him explain more in ITV's video above.

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James Buckley at the Australian premiere for The Inbetweeners 2
James Buckley at the Australian premiere for The Inbetweeners 2. Picture: Brendon Thorne/Getty Images

The British actor also revealed why he doesn't think the show could be aired now, explaining: "I think it would be really difficult. It's a bit of a shame to say that.

"It seems to be trendy and cool to be offended."

Watch the interview below:

He added: "It's a shame because it's kind of killing comedy because you're not really allowed to joke about anything, which is all it is. It's just a joke. Nobody's done anything or mean anything that they say."

Meanwhile, it has been announced The Inbetweeners is set to celebrate its tenth anniversary with a special reunion show.

Everyone’s favourite hapless sixth-formers will mark a decade since the first episode aired with The Inbetweeners 10th Birthday Party.

The original gang of four – Simon Bird (Will), James Buckley (Jay), Joe Thomas (Simon) and Blake Harrison (Neil) – will be back together for one night only for a two hour studio show celebrating 10 years of futile teenage crushes, clunge, fwends and a lot of drinking.

Watch Joe Thomas describe people you might see at a festival:


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