A partial Inbetweeners reunion is happening on Taskmaster
Mr Gilbert gets to torment Simon once again
Last month, Channel 4 aired a special The Inbetweeners reunion show, bringing back the main cast for a two-hour celebration marking a decade since the series first started. Despite the best of intentions however, The Inbetweeners: Fwends Reunited did not go down well with fans.
The Inbetweeners reunion show was a bit of a car crash, and the cast looked like didn’t want to be there. pic.twitter.com/gmSwIKN1fM
— JOE (@JOE_co_uk) January 8, 2019
However, another mini-Inbetweeners reunion is happening this year.
The contestants for season 8 of the Dave panel show Taskmaster - which is of course hosted by Gregg Davies - have been announced. And amongst them is Joe Thomas, meaning that Simon and Mr Gilbert will be reunited once again.
The other announced contestants are Iain Stirling (aka the voice of Love Island), Lou Sanders, Paul Sinha from The Chase, and Sian Gibson.
Your #Taskmaster season 8 contestants are here! @IainDoesJokes, @LouSanders, @paulsinha, @Sianygibby and Joe Thomas. The new series will start later this year, so keep your eyes and ears open for more news! pic.twitter.com/NCrJnVhYD1
— Dave (@davechannel) February 18, 2019
Since the end of The Inbetweeners and the two movie spin-offs, Joe Thomas has kept busy by starring in student comedy-drama Fresh Meat and sitcom White Gold, as well as British film The Festival.
The latest Taskmaster line-up has made me realise that the Inbetweeners reunion special shoud've just been a mash-up of these two shows.
— Chris Beaumont (@Belmit) February 18, 2019
Kinda wishing the Inbetweeners Reunion was a one off @taskmaster special, woulda been better than the one they actually did
— Ⓓⓐⓥⓔ (@DGHetherington) February 18, 2019
James Buckley - aka Jay from the show - apologised to fans following the airing of the Fwends Reunited special, calling it a 'car crash'.
"Feeling pretty hated right now," he said on Twitter.
"Im sorry to anyone who feels let down with last nights show. Im especially upset as it really is the fans that made the inbetweeners a success, it certainly wasn't me. I might do an explanation video on my YT, or might just leave it & move on #sorry."