James Buckley has revealed that he auditioned for a part in Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa.
The Inbetweeners star admitted he tried out for a role in the TV spin-off film, starring Steve Coogan as his alter-ego Alan, on Twitter.
"God I love Partridge! I read for a part in AlphaPapa," tweeted the self-confessed Partridge fan.
James, best known for playing cocky student Jay in the E4 sitcom, revealed he failed to win the part after suffering from nerves.
"Embarrassingly I'm such a Coogan geek I was literally starstruck of the script. Was v nervous, I wasn't cast," he added.
The 26-year-old, who is expecting his second child with wife Clair Meek, got to see the film as a birthday treat on August 14.
"Off to see alpha papa this afternoon with my wife for my birthday! :)" he wrote.
James is set to reunite with his Inbetweeners co-stars Simon Bird, Joe Thomas and Blake Harrison for the second Inbetweeners film, which has started production and will hit cinemas in August 2014.