Greg Davies won't do Inbetweeners reunion
- Bang Showbiz
- 2 August 2017
Greg Davies has no intention of doing another series of 'The Inbetweeners' - even though a reunion was said to be on the cards
Greg Davies isn't interested in an 'Inbetweeners' reunion.
The 49-year-old actor portrayed spiteful teacher Mr Gilbert in the young adult comedy from 2008 until 2010 and, although there are rumours about the show coming back for a one-off series, he's adamant he'll never reprise his role for the programme because he's played a sir too many times and thinks it's best it's left to rest on a high.
Speaking to The Sun newspaper, he said: "It's a case of writing what you know. But I won't play another teacher.
"After the 'Inbetweeners' I contemplated making Dan [a teacher he plays in 'Man Down'] in to something else. But the more the writing process went on the more I realised I was just missing a trick. It would be silly not to use these feelings I know.
"There's a truth to it. Children are entertaining and chaotic. I loved being in the 'Inbetweeners' but it's reached a natural conclusion."
Greg's comments will no doubt upset fans as they got excited earlier this year when Joe Thomas - who played unlucky-in-love Simon Cooper - teased that there may be a comeback in the pipeline - but it won't be set in a sixth form college.
He said at the time: "I think that we are definitely too old now to do anything that is set in a sixth form. If it's the case that you want to do a show about some sixth formers then obviously we can't be involved in that, with the best will in the world. But we could do the originals ten years down the line, married with kids. I mean, we can do that now. I would jump at any chance to work with those guys again -- in any context, really."