Inbetweeners fans went wild as James Buckley reunited with Joe Thomas in a pub on Monday night.
James, 36, played sex-mad teenager Jay Cartwright on the E4 sitcom alongside Joe, 39, as Simon Cooper – and the pair were seen enjoying a friendly reunion almost a decade after the comedy wrapped.
The actors posed with their arms around each other and showed their friendship is still going strong nearly 10 years after the hit franchise – which followed four teenage boys navigating their way through sixth form – wrapped for good.
James captioned the post: ‘So glad we grew out of that awkward teenage phase!’
Fans went wild for the surprise snap and immediately begged for a reboot of the series.
‘Fwends’ reunited! Inbetweeners fans went crazy as stars Joe Thomas (L) and James Buckley reunited more than a decade after the hit show ended
Back together again! Joe and James (right and second right) starred together on The Inbetweeners (pictured with co-stars Simon Bird and Blake Harrison in 2011)
One wrote: ‘Time to get the band back together lads’, whilst another suggested ‘Inbetweeners as parents…we’re all waiting’
Even their co-star Blake Harrison – who starred as the lovable but dim Neil Sutherland on the show – got in the action, as he posted a heart-eyed emoji in the comments section.
During its initial run, the sitcom spanned three series and as two movies.
The franchise wrapped in 2014 and its stars have all gone onto other projects since.
Simon Bird – who starred as the studious Will McKenzie – went on to play a long-running role in Friday Night Dinner, while Blake appeared opposite Brenda Blethyn in the short-lived ITV1 sitcom Kate and Koji and Joe starred in White Gold.
James has ‘surprised’ himself by becoming the highest-paid star on Cameo, having raked in £1 million dishing out personalised messages for fans on the celebrity greetings website.
The actor recently explained that despite the success of the series, a reboot could never be on the cards because the jokes would could not be done these days.
He said: ‘It was all justified because they were never the heroes. They were idiots and they got what they deserved.
Begging for more! One fan suggested an idea of a spin-off that would see the lads become parents
Seconded! Another fan insisted that it was time to get the gang back together again after so long off-screen
Heart eyes! Even Blake Harrison – who played the dim witted Neil Sutherland on the show – got in on the action
‘That’s why it can’t come back – you can’t have men in their late thirties acting like they’re in sixth form and getting away with that stuff.’
James added that despite being constantly asked about bringing the show back, there is ‘no amount of money’ that would make him agree to it.
‘I always get asked if I’d ever do more and I said ‘For no amount of money’ and that quote got run away. I didn’t mean about money – it means more to me than money.’
‘I’m always surprised by the success of anything’
Success story: The series even spawned two movies but James doesn’t believe the show could ever come back (The Inbetweeners 2, 2014)