New comedy for Inbetweeners star

'The Inbetweeners' star Simon Bird has signed up for new Channel 4 comedy 'Friday Night Dinner'

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'The Inbetweeners' star Simon Bird has signed up for a new comedy.

The actor - who shot to fame playing nerdy Will McKenzie in the cult show - will appear in Channel 4's 'Friday Night Dinner', a show set around a family dining table.

Each episode will take place on a Friday night as two brothers, in their 20s, visit their parents for an evening meal.

As well as signing up for the new comedy, it has also been revealed Simon and his 'Inbetweeners' co-star Joe Thomas - who played sex-crazed Simon Cooper - are to co-write and star in new Channel 4 sitcom 'Chickens'.

The actors will play young men who stay at home during World War I while the rest of their generation goes to fight on the Western Front, prompting accusations of cowardice.

Simon said: "We're really excited to be working with Channel 4 on our first sitcom. It's a dream come true for us and we can't wait to get started."

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