JOE Thomas is a familiar face thanks to his past role in Channel 4 series The Inbetweeners.
Here the lowdown on the actor behind love-sick schoolboy Simon who now stars in BBC comedy White Gold.
Who is Joe Thomas and what has he starred in?
Joseph 'Joe' Thomas is an English actor who was born in October 1983.
He studied at Pembroke College in Cambridge University where he was a member of Footlights alongside his Inbetweeners co-star Simon Bird.
His big break came from his role as Simon Cooper in The Inbetweeners TV show and feature film.
Joe and his co-stars waved goodbye to the series in 2014 but during a recent interview with The Sun, Joe hinted the gang could do a reboot in the future and show how they survive as grown adults.
The actor has also starred in student sitcom Fresh Meat and played a maths teacher in the second series of Threesome.
In summer 2018, Joe's starred in Festival, a proper Inbetweener's-style look at music festivals.
Who is Joe Thomas engaged to?
Joe and his partner Hannah Tointon met on The Inbetweeners and moved in together in London in 2012.
The pair's characters dated on the show after Simon went out with adventurous Tara Brown in the third series when she invited him to a gig.
In January 2017, UniLad claimed the pair were engaged.
What is White Gold about?
White Gold is a BBC 2 comedy that is about double-glazing salesmen in the 80s.
It's by The Inbetweeners creator Damon Beesley and is being described as the “Wolf of Wall Street in Essex”.
White Gold is set in 1983 and tells the story of charismatic salesman Vincent Swan.
The BBC have said: “Smart, handsome and cocksure, Vincent will happily break the rules if it guarantees a sale.
“It’s a story of dodgy shenanigans, scams and petty rivalries – alongside free-flowing drugs, cash and sex".
Shane Allen, Head of BBC Comedy Commissioning added: “I’m delighted to be back in the ring with Damon as I absolutely adore his writing.
"These characters jump off the page and get you in a headlock.
"The story-telling combines raucous knockabout humour with a really powerful and emotionally engaging undertow.’”
When is White Gold series two on BBC?
The second series of the show continues TONIGHT at 10pm on BBC2.
The season premiere will be in a half-hour episode.
If you miss the episode it will become available on iPlayer after being aired on TV.
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