The Inbetweeners' Neil star Blake Harrison stuns fans as he announces MAJOR career change

THE Inbetweeners' Neil Sutherland star Blake Harrison has stunned fans after he announced a MAJOR career change.

The 35-year-old actor entertained fans of the hit E4 comedy with his dim-witted humour, the star is now swapping his acting for cage fighting.

Luckily, the comedic star not be grappling in martial arts himself – instead he will be interviewing MMA fighters for his new podcast.


Blake will be meeting some of the ultimate combat sports stars in the world of UFC.

"This has been a dream come true. I created this podcast solely so we could regularly chat MMA," he told The Daily Star.

The actor continued: "It comes from a genuine love of sport. Interviewing the fighters feels like a huge honour."

He told MMA news website FightPost that he "got to talk to these amazing people" and was impressed by the fighters' mental ability.

He added: "I put fighters on a bit of a pedestal because of their mental toughness and the sacrifices that they make."


The actor is set to reunite with his co-stars, but not onscreen this time.

Blake along with Simon Bird, 36, Joe Thomas, 37, and James Buckley, 33, have agreed to a joint appearance at Comic Con in November.

It will be the first time the four have appeared together since the controversial reunion show in 2019.

James later complained the New Year's Day programme made him look like "f***ing idiot" after fans thought it would be a new episode.

In Comic Con the four leads are going to talk about the hit E4 show and its two movie spin-offs, which made stars of them all.

However, the other big names from the show – including Emily Atack, 31 – will not be attending the event in Liverpool.

She played Charlotte 'Big Jugs' Hinchcliffe in the E4 comedy before finding even greater fame in the I'm A Celeb jungle.

An event insider told the Star: “Having the cast reunite for the event is a massive deal.

“We know a lot of people have often called for them to get back together and reunite for a massive public event, so we are glad we can do that.

“We are hoping they will spill some behind-the-scenes secrets.”

The cast has long ruled out making any more episodes, saying the fact they are not in their mid-30s would mean they can no longer play schoolboys.

James, who played Jay Cartwright, insisted: "There definitely will never be any more Inbetweeners."

The sitcom has made stars of many of its cast, with Nigel Boyle, who popped up in a bit part as a pub barman, recently revealed as Line Of Duty's shadowy H.

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