The Inbetweeners star James Buckley is to become a father.

The 23-year-old actor – who plays Jay in the award-winning E4 comedy and the young Del Boy in the Only Fools and Horses prequel Rock & Chips – told The Sun how excited he and girlfriend Clair Meek (pictured) were that she is pregnant.

James said: “Clair and I wanted to let everyone know we are having a baby. Chuffed to say it’s going brilliantly.

“All very exciting with the film out in August and baby out soon after that.

“Can’t quite believe my luck. Didn’t think I had it in me!”

James has been dating model Clair, a former FHM High Street Honey finalist, for 10 months.

She was at his side in Magaluf earlier this year when he and the rest of The Inbetweeners cast went to make the spin-off film about the friends celebrating the end of their A-levels with a lads’ holiday.

Clair said: “James could not be more different to Jay. He’s quite shy and quiet and very thoughtful. James takes care of me. We’re not party animals.

“We’re just normal and prefer a night in watching TV.”