James Buckley to become a dad
- Bang Showbiz
- 9 June 2011
'Inbetweeners' star James Buckley and his girlfriend Clair Meek are to become parents for the first time
'Inbetweeners' star James Buckley is to become a dad for the first time.
The 23-year-old actor - who plays sex-crazed teen Jay Cartwright in the E4 comedy - is expecting his first child with girlfriend of 10 months Clair Meek.
However, the cheeky chappie admitted while the pair are "chuffed" with the happy news, he can't quite believe he had it in him to become a father.
James told The Sun newspaper: "Clair and I wanted to let everyone know we are having a baby. Chuffed to say it's going brilliantly. All very exciting with 'The Inbetweeners' film out in August and baby out soon after that.
"Can't quite believe my luck. Didn't think I had it in me!"
Model Clair recently admitted James "couldn't be more different" to his cocky 'Inbetweeners' alter-ego, and the couple would much rather spend a night in front of the TV than going out partying.
She said: "James could not be more different to Jay. He's quite shy and quiet and very thoughtful.
"James takes care of me. We're not party animals. We're just normal and prefer a night in watching TV."