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Greg Davies' shocking story of school trip from when he was a teacher is seriously inappropriate

Katherine Sidnell

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Greg Davies' shocking story of school trip from when he was a teacher is seriously inappropriate

Having played one of Britain's most hated teachers in The Inbetweeners, you’d think that Greg Davies would have been pretty straight-laced when he was actually a teacher himself.

However, the 54-year-old once admitted to a seriously inappropriate moment while overlooking a school trip in Paris, seemingly taking inspiration for Mr Gilbert from his own life as he admitted to the moment on The Graham Norton Show.

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Davies taught English and drama for over 13 years, often stating how much he hated his former career before becoming a comic.

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As he sat down with actors Anthony Joshua, Rachel Weisz and Martin Freeman, the comedian even joked that he was ‘frankly amoral’ as a twenty-something teacher.

Despite being stoney-faced around the kids, Davies decided to let loose after hours and got drunk with other staff members during the trip to Paris.

Having looked after a busload of 30 kids all day, the Man Down star decided to down a bottle of tequila between himself and two friends after lights out.

The Taskermaster host had a seriously embarrassing moment on a school trip. Credit: Alexi / Alamy Stock Photo
The Taskermaster host had a seriously embarrassing moment on a school trip. Credit: Alexi / Alamy Stock Photo
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“I got really drunk with two friends in a hotel room when all the kids were in bed,” he explained on the BBC talk show.

However, it wasn’t long before Davies saw the error of his ways and had to tell off some kids who were running around outside.

Thinking he'd be able to cover his tracks, the then-teacher went outside as he thought he’d be the most convincing at pretending to be sober.

Davies boasted to Norton: “Now I’m quite good at pretending to sober when I’m not, so I said I’ll go out and deal with this to my friend ‘Tony’."

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Despite going on to play the incredibly serious Mr Gilbert, the comic soon came unstuck as his friend embarrassed him in front of the very kids he was telling off.

Upon finding the kids giggling outside, Davies proceeded to tell them off and send them back to bed.

He even mimicked the children’s apologises in the hilarious clip from The Graham Norton Show, cowering into the corner of the sofa.

The 54 year old admitted that he'd gotten really drunk. Credit: PA Images / Alamy Stock Photo
The 54 year old admitted that he'd gotten really drunk. Credit: PA Images / Alamy Stock Photo
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“I said ‘you know you should be in your bedrooms, it’s absolutely disgraceful’” he told the audience, before adding: “I was doing a beautiful job.”

Then his teacher friend ‘Tony' appeared at the door in just his boxers and boots, extremely drunk.

To make matters worse, the drunk colleague then yelled: "You should be in bed" as he threw finger guns in the air – much to the horror of Davies.

Without hesitation, Davies grabbed his friend by the face and threw him back into the bedroom as the children began to question what was happening.

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Whilst they might have a tough time explaining the incident to Ofsted, Davies laughed off the embarrassing moment and claimed his colleague wasn't 'well' when questioned.

Featured Image Credit: BBC

Katherine Sidnell
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