Bad Education returns to BBC as Jack Whitehall fronts epic 10-year anniversary special
BAD Education fans will be over the moon to find out that the popular BBC series is returning for a one-off, 10-year anniversary special.
However, that's not all, as the Jack Whitehall-fronted comedy will also be returning for a brand new spin-off series.
The brand new episodes will air on BBC Three and BBC iPlayer.
The special episode of Bad Education will reunite useless teacher and big kid Alfie Wickers (Jack Whitehall) with his old students one last time as they return to Abbey Grove for a joyfully chaotic careers day.
The special marks a fond farewell to Jack Whitehall’s character Alfie and will be written by co-executive producers Whitehall and Freddy Syborn.
Meanwhile, the new spin-off Bad Education series welcomes a brand-new intake of unruly students to Abbey Grove.
Two former classmates; world class diva Stephen (Layton Williams) and soon-to-be-family-man-with-responsibilities Mitchell (Charlie Wernham) find themselves at the other side of the desk as newly qualified – or not – teachers.
The new series will be directed by Freddy Syborn and executive produced by Jack Whitehall, with a new team of breakthrough writers led by Nathan Bryon, and including Laura Smyth, Leila Navabi, Priya Hall, Ciaran Bartlett, Rhys Taylor and Layton Williams.
The eagerly awaited new series will see Stephen and Mitchell get to grips with their new career and wayward students, all whilst new headteacher and control freak Ms Hoburn looms large.
Meanwhile, recently departed head Mr Fraser (Mathew Horne) and his questionable ‘bants’ continues to hang around the school in various lowly roles as HR struggle to fire him.
Speaking of the reunion, Jack Whitehall said: “I’m so pumped for a ten-year anniversary special of Bad Education, the show that launched my career.
"I have such fond memories and it will be great for the fans to check in and find out what class K have been up to since they left and if Alfie Wickers is still as much of a melt as they remember."
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He continued: "The new series is so exciting. I’m so old and irrelevant I’ve decided it’s best I take more of a producer role with Bad Education, but we’ve assembled a young, talented group of writers led by the brilliant Nathan Bryon who will be carrying the torch.
“Charlie Wernham is his generation’s Danny Dyer but with less royal heritage.
"Hopefully being a lead in this will be a springboard to him doing a decade of violent Brit flicks about hooliganism."
Jack added: "Layton Williams is a superstar. I honestly think one day he will be an EGOTT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony, TV Choice Award winner).
"Abbey Grove and the new class K couldn’t be in safer hands."
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