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Any fan of UK sitcom The Inbetweeners will remember the immortal phrase “Completed it, mate”. For James Buckley, the man behind beloved teenage pervert Jay Cartwright, those words now take on a very different meaning.

Buckley, who’s also had starring roles in Rock And Chips and Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, has now set up a YouTube gaming channel called, you guessed it, ‘Completed It Mate’. Uploading videos twice a week, Buckley posts reviews, gameplay videos and vlogs from events – and it’s a little different to what we’re used to seeing from him.

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While he hasn’t taken Woking from the Conference to the Champions League in Championship Manager yet, here’s a rundown of what we have learnt from 'Completed It Mate'.

He's into retro gaming

Completed It Mate is about 3 months old now, and during that time Buckley’s uploaded a variety of content. Among the most popular and frequent are his Let’s Play videos of the legendary 2001 game 'Grand Theft Auto 3', as well as his reviews and discussions of old football games. Let’s just say that he’s in Pro Evo's corner.



Don’t expect him to act like Jay

Buckley freely admits that he’s an introvert – this will come as a slight surprise to those that know him for a character that has claimed, among other things, that he took an army driving course when he was 10 and that he travelled to Africa on a pedalo with his mate.

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Unlike Jay, Buckley is quiet and thoughtful in his gameplay and reviews, and also confesses that he’s still learning how to act in front of a camera, despite his years of experience. With hopes of covering gaming events, retro stores and new games, however, he seems to have big plans for the channel.

He’s already made some Football Friends:

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Buckley isn’t just some celebrity looking to reap the rewards of YouTube money – after all, he’s probably still rolling in cash from his car stereo business with Rio Ferdinand. A quick glance at his videos shows that he responds to a lot of comments on his videos, and he’s recently started collaborating with other YouTubers too – check out this football challenge he did with popular FIFA YouTuber SpencerFC - apparently West Ham are still looking to take him on trial.



He’s a massive Oasis fan:

With that haircut, it came as a shock to nobody when Buckley responded to the question “Favourite band?” with the answer “Oasis.” In a Q and A video, Buckley revealed that he was “crazy” about the band, stating that he had a tattoo of lyrics from the track ‘Live Forever’. He also mentioned his mild obsession with The Beatles – he named his two sons Harrison and Jude.



He can't really remember any episodes of The Inbetweeners

That’s right, be it the Thorpe Park episode, the Fashion Show, the Caravan Club, it doesn’t seem like Buckley can’t really remember any episodes of the series that made his name. When asked which Inbetweeners episode was his favourite, he seemed to struggle, claiming he couldn’t recall any, before suggesting “the one where we were on a boat was pretty strong”. Come on now James (we don’t disagree though).

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