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The Inbetweeners will air on New Year's Day to mark the tenth anniversary of the show but can you imagine if one of the lads wasn't a part of it? No, us neither.
But that's exactly what nearly happened. To Jay Cartwright to be precise, and no, it isn't more bullshit that he's spouting.
The scary near-miss took place in the fishing boat after producers explained how a flare gun works and James Buckley just couldn't grasp the concept.
Blake Harrison (who plays dopey Neil) told The Sun: "He genuinely could have died. He looked down the barrel of it before it goes off and we were told don't ever do that because if it goes off, it has the force of a grenade.
"So when James does that and half a second later it comes out, that's how close we were to recasting."
Brutal Blake - you say it exactly how it is why don't you?
And James wasn't the only one risking his life for our entertainment, his on-screen dad Terry (played by David Schaal) also dabbled with death during the hilarious 'Caravan Club' episode.
Speaking on Channel 4's The Inbetweeners: Fwends Reunited special - which will air at 9pm on Tuesday and will be hosted by comic Jimmy Carr - David explains: "I had to get half-naked, it was freezing cold and I had to piss and fart through the whole scene while my cock was shrivelled to the size of an acorn.
"It was so cold I had a car crash on the way home because I went hot, cold, hot, cold and I fell asleep at the wheel."
He went on to reveal that there were two people that were seriously injured as a result.
The Inbetweeners reunion episode will be the cure for our first hangover of the year where we can watch something undoubtedly brilliant.
It will run for two hours and, according to RadioTimes, we can expect behind-the-scenes interviews, clips of the best moments from the show and the Inbetweeners Awards - as well as 'many more surprises' ahead.
I can feel the hangover subsiding already. Who needs paracetamol when you have this bunch on the telly?
And now we appreciate them more than ever before, knowing what was sacrificed and all that.
Featured Image Credit: The Inbetweeners/Channel 4
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