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Woman mortified after meeting Inbetweeners' James Buckley and doing Jay finger impression in front of his wife

Woman mortified after meeting Inbetweeners' James Buckley and doing Jay finger impression in front of his wife

She decided to re-enact one of his scenes from The Inbetweeners to jog his memory

For someone like James Buckley, his fame from The Inbetweeners is never too far away.

He and his wife were standing by the side of the road recently when someone yelled 'bus w***er' at them, demonstrating how difficult it is to get away from the fact that he was Jay from The Inbetweeners.

It's been 13 years since the show ended and nine years since the second movie was in cinemas, but Buckley still can't go out without the risk of someone yelling 'bus w***er' at him, though surely it's one of the few times someone yelling 'w***er' at you is coming from a place of great affection.

However, that's not the only moment of Jay he's been subjected to over the years, as one woman explained how she'd ended up looking a bit silly in front of him.

Danni Jackson had attended a book signing with Buckley and his wife Clair about their YouTube series At Home With The Buckleys.

The TikToker explained things hadn't gone quite as she hoped.
@iamdannij /TikTok

However, she'd not seen the YouTube series and only knew him from The Inbetweeners, which got the ball rolling on the embarrassing episode.

"I get in the queue, and it's my turn to go up," Danni said in a video posted on TikTok.

"And the first thing I do to embarrass myself is I say to them, 'Oh I've never seen your YouTube series,' which they looked a bit confused about.

"And then I proceeded to ask James to do his fingering impression of Jay from The Inbetweeners, to which he said he couldn't remember it."

Keen to jog the 36-year-old's memory, Danni took it upon herself to re-enact it for him, which she soon came to regret.

Danni continued: "Then I start doing the fingering impression - his wife is making an uncomfortable noise, he looks a bit uncomfortable, says he can't remember it."

This is the scene she wanted him to perform, he said he didn't really remember it.
Channel 4

Of course, the most precious embarrassing moments are the ones that are caught on camera and spread widely across the internet, and fortunately, there was a photographer on hand to document the uncomfortable encounter.

Danni said: "I'm doing the fingering impression while there's a woman saying, 'Shall I take a photo of you?'

"Little do I know she's taking multiple photos whilst I'm asking him to do the fingering impression. He's proceeding to tell me he can't remember how he did it because he doesn't watch The Inbetweeners back.

"I said 'You've let me down,' he said 'I don't want to let you down,' but I said 'You have let me down.' ... Digging myself a hole. Making myself a very, very strange individual. That I was on day release."

Buckley's explained before that he doesn't really watch himself back in The Inbetweeners and he won't be letting his kids watch him in it either.

She soon realised she was being photographed as she was acting out the moment.

His wife Clair has said she doesn't want their kids to be repeating Jay's lines either, so they're on the same page there.

The 36-year-old has said there isn't enough money in the world to make him play the character again.

Speaking on The Chris Moyles Show on Radio X, he said: "I love the boys, I love the writers. 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 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."

Fair enough, as much as it's a classic, it's probably smart to leave it as one.

Featured Image Credit: TikTok/@iamdannij

Topics: The Inbetweeners, James Buckley, TikTok