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Bad Education: BBC has 'no plans' for another series

Thursday 20th June 2024, 4:37pm

Bad Education. Image shows left to right: Hoburn (Vicki Pepperdine), Stephen (Layton Williams), Mitchell (Charlie Wernham), Fraser (Mathew Horne). Credit: BBC, Tiger Aspect Productions, Jackpot Productions
  • Bad Education has ended after five series
  • A BBC 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 BBC has said that Bad Education won't be returning for a sixth series.

The school-based comedy, which launched in 2012 with Jack Whitehall as the star, was rebooted in 2022 with former pupils Mitchell and Stephen (played by Charlie Wernham and Layton Williams) now installed as the teachers.

Series 5 aired on BBC Three in January, but its now been revealed the channel has no plans to make any more episodes.

A BBC 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."

In a recent interview with Digital Spy Layton Williams said: "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."

He added: "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."

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