Airing on New Year's Day, fans called the show "painful, awkward and cringeworthy". Some had expected the show to be a new episode of 'The Inbetweeners'. Instead, 'Fwends Reunited' consisted of an uncomfortable chat show format.

Hosted by Jimmy Carr, stars Simon Bird, Joe Thomas, Blake Harrison and James Buckley were all present. Above all, fans thought they looked like they wanted to be anywhere else.

Here are some of the scathing Twitter reviews:


James Buckley, who plays Jay in the series, got a lot of criticism in particular.


The actor has since taken to Twitter to express his disappointment to how fans reacted to the show. He wrote:

"Feeling pretty hated right now. 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 wasnt me. I might do an explanation video on my YT, or might just leave it & move on #sorry"