James Buckley apologises for Inbetweeners 10th anniversary special

2 January 2019, 17:31 | Updated: 3 January 2019, 13:24

James Buckley plays Chewy in I Feel Bad
James Buckley plays Chewy in I Feel Bad. Picture: Vivian Zink/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

The Inbetweeners fans took to social media to complain about the show, which celebrated a decade since the hit series premiered.

James Buckley has issued an apology following last night's Inbetweeners 10th anniversary special.

However, fans took to social media to complain on New Year's Day while watching The Inbetweeners: Fwends Reunited - a special two hour show which celebrated everything about the hit coming-of-age series.

The TV special saw Buckley - who played Jay Cartwright in the hit series - join forces with co-stars Blake Harrison (Neil), Joe Thomas (Simon) and Simon Bird (Will) for the reunion in a retrospective which was presented by Jimmy Carr.

After some labelled it cringe and others painful, the actor wrote on Twitter and Instagram: "Feeling pretty hated right now. Im sorry to anyone who feels let down with last nights show. Im especially upset as it really is the fans that made the inbetweeners a success, it certainly wasnt me. I might do an explanation video on my YT, or might just leave it & move on #sorry".

See his post below:

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Blake Harrison, who played Neil Sutherland in the Channel 4 comedy took to Twitter to simply joke: "So, 2019 off to a good start."

While watching the TV show, one fan tweeted: "A nations response after watching an hour of The Inbetweeners reunion...so much hype, so much potential, so cringe #FwendsReunited #inbetweeners".

Rhianna Dhillon wasn't backwards in coming forwards either, saying she was "wanting to vom" during the show.

Another took a video during one of the awards segments, writing: "It’s acctually a bit painful to see how much Joe and James clearly just couldn’t wait for this to end."

However, one fan was more constructive in his criticism, suggesting what the fans really wanted to see.

Find out why James Buckley will never let his kids watch The Inbetweeners:

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