A reboot of The Inbetweeners would be “depressing for everyone”, actor Simon Bird has claimed.

Bird, who played Will on the long-running comedy, told Screen Daily that a revival of the series would be unlikely. “I don’t know how that would work,” he said. “I don’t think it would work with the characters grown up, which we now all are.

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He continued, “No one is going to buy us as teenagers any more. And I think the idea of the four of us back together as 30-somethings is going to be a bit more depressing for everyone. I can’t see us doing any more of it.”

Bird is the latest Inbetweeners star to pour cold water on a reboot, with James Buckley, who played Jay on the series, explaining in March that a much-maligned Channel 4 reunion broadcast at the start of 2019 was such a disaster that he no longer wanted to revisit the show itself.

“It was maybe a mistake doing that reunion,” he told Heart Radio. “Me personally, I don’t want to ruin The Inbetweeners any more. At the moment, I wouldn’t want to go anywhere near it.”

The reunion, hosted by Jimmy Carr, saw the stars of the series participate in an Inbetweeners quiz, a fake award ceremony and watch old clips from the show. Critics dubbed the two-hour special “shambolic”, with Buckley later apologising for it on Twitter.

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