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Inbetweeners writer admits show is based on his life

Iain Morris, co-creator of the Inbetweeners, has admitted to basing geeky main character Will McKenzie on himself.

He also revealed that co-creator Damon Beesley was the inspiration for awkward teenager Simon, and that watching the series being filmed was like "deja vu."

Morris told BBC Radio 5 live's Phil Williams: "I think Simon Bird has made me out to be worse than I was... but a lot of the things that happened particularly in Series 1 did really happen to me.

"Luckily the Inbetweeners came along when I could base a character on my life - otherwise it would have been a series of quite embarrassing things to happening to me with no real upside."

  • 02 Oct 2013
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