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James Buckley becomes Cameo's first ever millionaire just from filming videos

Anish Vij

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James Buckley becomes Cameo's first ever millionaire just from filming videos

For the first time ever, The Inbetweeners actor James Buckley has well and truly 'completed it, mate'.

The 35-year-old has been announced as the first international ‘Cameo millionaire’ after netting $1m from the fan engagement platform.

For those unaware, Cameo is a platform that allows fans to receive personalised videos from their favourite celebs, in exchange for a fee, of course.

James Buckley played Jay in The Inbetweeners. Credit: Cameo
James Buckley played Jay in The Inbetweeners. Credit: Cameo

Well, it turns out that the Jay Cartwright actor famous for sayings such as 'oooh friends', has generated more dough than anyone else on the platform.

Cameo co-founder Martin Blencowe has given an explanation for his popularity by saying: "James was incredibly popular from the start, but he’s stayed committed to his fans, always keeping an accessible price (even during his busiest periods) and giving his all to make each Cameo special.

"In return, he’s gained the financial freedom and overwhelming fan support to pursue the projects he’s most passionate about like 2:22 - A Ghost Story, the West End play I was fortunate enough to see him and Tom star in, and his family’s YouTube channel, At Home With The Buckleys."

To book a bespoke message from James Buckley, visit his profile on the Cameo website

James creates personalised videos on Cameo. Credit: Cameo
James creates personalised videos on Cameo. Credit: Cameo

Despite seemingly making a fortune years after playing Jay on The Inbetweeners, Buckley says that no amount of money would make him play that character again.

As a guest on The Chris Moyles Show on Radio X, the host asked the actor: "If the people who wrote The Inbetweeners said 'We’ve got a script…

"'It's basically what everyone's up to now, do you want to see it?' You’d say yes?"

Buckley, who starred as the iconic character in three seasons and two films, bluntly replied with: "No."   

Moyles then hit back: "What?! Would you not?" to which Buckley explained: "Not because I don't think I would have an amazing time doing it, because I know I would.

"I love the boys, I love the writers.

The Inbetweeners was a massive hit. Credit: Channel 4
The Inbetweeners was a massive hit. Credit: Channel 4

"Doing The Inbetweeners was the best job in the world.

"All we did was muck around all day long and they filmed us doing it, and at the end of the day, we might have had an episode, or a TV, you know, or a film or something. It was the best job in the world.

"But it might - you know, as I'm getting older - it's looking like it might be the only thing that I do professionally that is universally loved.

"There's not enough money in the world for me to spoil that."

Featured Image Credit: Rich Gold / Alamy Cameo

Topics: TV and Film, The Inbetweeners, Celebrity

Anish Vij
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