Inbetweeners' James Buckley makes $1million on Cameo
29th September 2022

Inbetweeners star James Buckley becomes the first UK celebrity to become a Cameo millionaire as he amasses $1million on the app

James Buckley has become the first UK celebrity to become a Cameo millionaire as he amassed $1 million (£930,000) on the app. 

The Inbetweeners star, 35, joined Cameo in March 2020 and has ‘gained financial freedom’ sending fans personalised video messages, for a fee, on the app. 

According to the platform’s founder Martin Blencowe, James ‘takes it very seriously’ and is ‘ready to do the work’ after it was reported he replied to 37 video requests per day in 2021.

James Buckley, 35, has become the first UK celebrity to become a Cameo millionaire as he amassed $1 million (£930,000) on the app

Addressing the claims, Martin confirmed that James had gained financial freedom via his ‘accessible price’ on Cameo and is able to explore other career avenues.

He said: ‘James was incredibly popular from the start, but he’s stayed committed to his fans, always keeping an accessible price (even during his busiest periods) and giving his all to make each Cameo special.

‘In return, he’s gained the financial freedom and overwhelming fan support to pursue the projects he’s most passionate about like 2:22 – A Ghost Story, the West End play and his family’s YouTube channel, At Home With The Buckleys.’

Fame: The Inbetweeners star has ‘gained financial freedom’ sending fans personalised video messages, for a fee, on the app (pictured on the show with Simon Bird)

James also documents his family life with his wife Scottish Mussel star Clair Meek, 33 who he shares sons Harrison, 10, and nine-year-old Jude. 

Worldwide, Cameo’s biggest stars include The Office US actor Brian Baumgartner, Grease star Didi Conn and actor Michael Rapaport.

Since it launched four years ago, Cameo has connected fans to their heroes by allowing them to purchase messages directly from the celebrities themselves for birthdays, anniversaries or other special occasions. 

Ker-ching! Since it launched, Cameo has connected fans to their heroes by allowing them to purchase messages directly from the celebrities themselves for birthdays or anniversaries

When actors and musicians found themselves stuck at home during the Covid-19 lockdown last year, they flocked to the site to earn extra cash – or perhaps just to join in the fun.

It comes as James admitted that ‘there’s not enough money in the world’ that could convince him to reprise his role in the Inbetweeners.

The actor, played the iconic role of Jay Cartwright for three series and two movies opposite Simon Bird (Will Mckenzie), Joe Thomas (Simon Cooper), and Blake Harrison (Neil Sutherland).

Despite confessing that the role was ‘the best job in the world’ and that he knew he would have an ‘amazing time’ he revealed he would not be interested in making a comeback.

Won’t do it: It comes as James admitted that ‘there’s not enough money in the world’ that could convince him to reprise his role in the Inbetweeners (pictured with Chris Moyles)

During an appearance on The Chris Moyles Show on Radio X, James said: ‘No. I don’t want to go near it anymore.

‘Not because I don’t think I would have an amazing time doing it, because I know I would. I love the boys, I love the writers.

‘Doing The Inbetweeners was the best job in the world. All we did was muck around all day long and they filmed us doing it, and at the end of the day, we might have had an episode, or a TV, you know, or a film or something. It was the best job in the world.

‘But it might – you know, as I’m getting older – it’s looking like it might be the only thing that I do professionally that is universally loved. There’s not enough money in the world for me to spoil that.’

Co-stars: The actor, 34, played the iconic role of Jay Cartwright in the popular sitcom, opposite L-R Joe Thomas (Simon Cooper), Simon Bird (Will Mckenzie), and Blake Harrison (Neil Sutherland)

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