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Joe Thomas hints at an adult Inbetweeners reunion

Joe is well aware that he and his castmates are now too old to convincingly play school pupils.

Joe Thomas has hinted that The Inbetweeners could return to the small screen - with one major change.

While the original three series and two films focused on the students at Rudge Park Comprehensive, Joe, 33, is well aware that he and his castmates are now too old to convincingly play school pupils.

But he has another idea for how he, Simon Bird, Blake Harrison and James Buckley could revisit their hilarious alter egos.

"I think that we are ­definitely too old now to do anything that is set in a sixth form," Joe told The Sun newspaper. "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."

Joe starred as Simon Cooper in the sitcom, which followed the four friends haplessly attempting to navigate the worlds of school, girls and other teenage problems.

While Joe and his castmates are all up for a potential reunion, he admits the decision isn't theirs to make.

"It's not in my hands but I love those guys and I would love to work with them again," he explained. "We have spoken about it but it's not really in our hands. We don't write the show so it's not down to us."

Since The Inbetweeners came to an end, all the actors have moved on to different projects. Joe reunites with James in upcoming BBC2 comedy White Gold, which kicks off at the end of May (17).

"I do miss the show but we do get to see each other quite a lot anyway," Joe smiled. "It's been great to work with James again - he's a really good friend."

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