School's out! Bad Education comes to an end | BBC confirms 'no plans' for a sixth series © BBC

School's out! Bad Education comes to an end

BBC confirms 'no plans' for a sixth series

Bad Education won't be returning for a sixth series, the BBC has confirmed.

The school-based comedy was created by its star Jack Whitehall and ran for three series from 2012, with a spin-off film.

It was rebooted early last year with former pupils Mitchell and Stephen – played by Charlie Wernham and Layton Williams – now teachers.

But after two series, the show won’t be coming back, the BBC says.

A  spokesperson said: ‘We are very proud of Bad Education, but in order to make room for new comedy shows, sometimes difficult decisions have to be made, and we currently have no plans for another series.’

The news was confirmed after Williams told Digital Spy: ‘I don't know how much I can say on this, but I will say it's been a bad time. Sometimes, all good things must come to an end. We usually film in the summer. I'm a little bit busy, so you can probably connect the dots.

‘I will look back on Bad Education memories so fondly. I feel so lucky that I got to revisit that show for a couple of years and put my own spin on it and lead a company. I've led a West End show or a musical, but I've never been a frontrunner when it comes to a TV show. So that was a big tick for me.’

Whitehall wrote the original incarnation with his long-term collaborator Freddy Syborn, who was showrunner for the reboot, heading a team of breakthrough writers.

Vicki Pepperdine and Mathew Horne also starred in both versions of the sitcom.

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Published: 21 Jun 2024

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