‘The Inbetweeners’ stars: ‘There won’t be another film – it had to end at some point’

Stars of the hit sitcom claim they're retiring the characters of Will, Jay, Neil and Simon for good

The stars of The Inbetweeners have insisted that they are retiring the characters of Will, Jay, Neil and Simon.

The hit sitcom about a crew of not-quite-cool teenagers originally ran for three series on E4 between 2008 and 2010, and was voted Best TV Show at the NME Awards in 2010. A pair of big-screen spin-offs, 2011’s The Inbetweeners Movie and this summer’s The Inbetweeners 2, both proved incredibly popular too.

However, the stars of the franchise – Simon Bird, James Buckley, Blake Harrison and Joe Thomas – have now claimed to have given their last ever interview as “The Inbetweeners”, with Bird telling The Sun: “There’s no third film. This is genuinely our last interview ever. Ever, ever, ever.”

Thomas then added, jokingly: “We should take a moment – it’s like the fall of the Berlin Wall,” before Buckley explained: “Physically, unfortunately, we’re ageing. The body clock is ticking.”

“It had to end at some point,” Bird then confirmed.

The Inbetweeners also spawned a US remake, which aired on MTV in 2012 before getting the axe after just one season.