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Filming underway on Bad Education, The Movie

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Jack Whitehall and his class will be coming to the big screen in the Bad Education Movie!

The comedian will be reprising his role as hapless teacher Alfie Wickers as the hit BBC3 sitcom is adapted for a feature film, in which he will be taking his class of trouble makers on a school trip to Cornwall.

Filming for the movie began this week and Jack Whitehall took to Twitter to confirm the news.

 

Very excited to announce that we are making a Bad Education Movie. @Alfie_Wickers and the gang are hitting Cornwall! pic.twitter.com/SvGplGW7v7

— Jack Whitehall (@jackwhitehall) February 27, 2015

  

Fans will be delighted to hear that Sarah Solemani (Him & Her), Mathew Horne (Gavin & Stacey), Harry Enfield (Kevin & Perry Go Large) and Alfie's class of pupils Ethan Lawrence, Layton Williams, Nikki Runeckles, Kae Alexander, Weruche Opia, Jack Binstead and Charlie Wernham, will all be returning for the film.

Jack Whitehall said of the project: “It's very exciting to be bringing Bad Education to the big screen. It's great to be reunited one last time with my amazing class of kids before they get ripped apart by puberty.

"We wanted this film to be about the mother of all school trips, but sadly the Cumberland Pencil Museum wouldn't let us film there so we have gone for Cornwall instead.” 

Bad Education premiered on BBC3 in summer 2012 and was the channel's highest ever rating for a debut comedy, being watched by a cumulative 3.5 million viewers across the BBC platforms. The show went from strength to strength with series two being one of the most viewed shows on the BBC iPlayer, receiving 2.9 million requests.