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'Inbetweeners' stars pen new WW1 sitcom

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Will from The Inbetweeners

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Simon Bird and Joe Thomas are to co-write and star in new Channel 4 sitcom Chickens.

The Inbetweeners actors will play young men who stay at home during World War I while the rest of their generation goes to fight on the Western Front, prompting accusations of cowardice.

Bird said: "We're really excited to be working with Channel 4 on our first sitcom. It's a dream come true for us and we can't wait to get started."

Jonny Sweet - who performs with Bird and Thomas in the trio's sketch comedy group The House Of Windsor - will also take on writing and acting duties in the new show, reports PA.

Bird previously declared that he has always wanted to write a sitcom.

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