Emily Atack reveals she was AXED from The Inbetweeners reunion show just a DAY before filming began… but she insists she’ll still be watching
She is best known for her role as Charlotte Hinchcliffe on The Inbetweeners.
But Emily Atack has revealed she was axed from the series’ reunion show just a day before filming was due to start.
The original cast from The Inbetweeners reunited for the show’s 10th anniversary two-hour special, set to air on New Year’s Day, but Emily was noticeable absent, with the actress now admitting she was scrapped last minute.
Shock: Emily Atack has revealed she was axed from The Inbetweeners reunion show just a day before filming was due to start
In an interview on Capital FM, Emily was asked about The Inbetweeners reunion special, Fwends Reunited, and confessed she has ‘no idea’ why she was axed just 24 hours before filming began.
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She said: ‘I don’t really know what happened here. I was booked to do it, very much looking forward to do it. I think it was kind of the day before I was told I was no longer needed for it.’
Her revelation led to audible gasps of shock from Capital presenter Rob Howard, with Emily assuring the DJ: ‘It’s OK, it’s alright. These things do happen and I think they just decided to go a different route with it or it was to do with production timings and things.’
Insisting there is no bad blood, Emily continued: ‘I wish them all the best and I know it’s going to be great. The fans won’t be disappointed by it.’
Rise to prominence: The actress, 29, shot to fame on the comedy series as Will McKenzie’s high school crush Charlotte Hinchcliffe
Missed: Emily was asked about The Inbetweeners reunion special, Fwends Reunited, and confessed she has ‘no idea’ why she was axed just 24 hours before filming began
News of Emily’s axing left presenter Rob with questions, as he asked the star how she was let go from the reunion.
Emily laughed as she told him: ‘It’s all very professional and it’s just business – stuff like this happens all the time,’ as Rob joked: ‘That was obviously over email, then.’
He then asked Emily if she will still be watching, to which the I’m A Celebrity star joked: ‘Nah,’ before quickly claiming: ‘I’m joking, of course.’
She said: ‘Of course I’ll be watching it… because hopefully there’ll be clips of me on there. No, I’ll always support them. That program was an incredible part of my life and it always will be.’
MailOnline have contacted a representative for Channel 4 for comment.
Fwends Reunited will see the original stars of The Inbetweeners come together to celebrate the show and its best moments – a decade after it first aired on screen.
Ouch: She said on Capital FM: ‘I was booked to do it, very much looking forward to do it. I think it was kind of the day before I was told I was no longer needed for it’
Support: The beauty insisted there is no bad blood and she will still be tuning in to the show
It will take a look back at clips from the show’s three series and two movies, with Jimmy Carr hosting proceedings.
Simon Bird (who played Will McKenzie), Joe Thomas (Simon Cooper), Blake Harrison (Neil Sutherland) and James Buckley (Jay Cartwright) – the show’s four leading stars will all come together again in aid of the reunion show.
Greg Davies, who starred as headteacher Mr Gilbert, will be joining the boys, along with Emmerdale star Emily Head, who played Carli D’Amato.
All the fun: As filming took place for Fwensd Reunited, Emily was seen celebrating her 29th birthday with Scarlett Moffatt and Joel Dommett
As filming took place, Emily was seen celebrating her 29th birthday with Scarlett Moffatt and Joel Dommett.
Emily shot to fame on the comedy series as Will’s high school crush Charlotte, but has since turned her attentions to stand-up and is set to hit the road on her own comedy tour next year – Talk Thirty To Me.
It comes after the beauty had a successful stint on this year’s series of I’m A Celebrity, where she finished in second place to show winner Harry Redknapp.
Fan favourite: Emily had a successful stint on this year’s series of I’m A Celebrity, where she finished in second place to show winner Harry Redknapp
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