!Main Characters
[[folder: Will [=McKenzie=]]]
!!William "Will" [=McKenzie=]

-->Played by: Simon Bird

* {{Adorkable}}: When he's not being pompous, he has his moments.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: Comes up exactly once, when [[FrenchJerk Patrice]] mistakes him for an Arab.
* AntiHero: The main character and an arrogant, posh twit with some PetTheDog moments towards his mates.
* AudienceSurrogate: In the early episodes, he's the newest student at Rudge Park, so his narration introduces the audience to life at the school.
* BerserkButton: In any situation where he perceives unfair treatment, he tends to overreact. It always backfires.
** Repeatedly being denied alcohol when everyone else is underage.
** Being cut in line on a roller coaster.
* BlindWithoutEm: When he temporarily loses his glasses in the first movie, he finds that he can't see in the dark and accidentally trips over Nikos having sex with another woman.
* BringMyBrownPants: As a result of nerves and too many energy drinks, he shits himself during an exam.
* ButtMonkey: Isolating himself on his first day in a new school, [[BringMyBrownPants shitting himself in an exam]], being bullied by Donovan, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking being mocked for having a briefcase]]. Will doesn't have the best of luck.
* CampStraight: He's rather effeminate.
* CarpetOfVirility: Subverted. He's got a very hairy chest in the first series, but he's not exactly RatedMForManly. After that, he's either shaved or waxed it, as he appears with a hairless chest in any ShirtlessScene.
** Lampshaded in the commentary for one of the early episodes; the cast mention no 16-year-old would have that much chest hair, which is why this is averted in all episodes after.
* {{Catchphrase}}: "Hi! I'm Will."
* TheComplainerIsAlwaysWrong: Anytime he raises an objection (moral and otherwise), he gets shot down by others, [[JerkassHasAPoint even when he's right]]. Especially when he's right.
* CoolLoser: Zigzagged. When he actually picks up (or at least is close at picking up) girls, it's usually because they fall for his peculiar humor or pertinent sarcasm. But most of the time, these traits just make people consider him to be a pompous/awkward freak.
* CunningLinguist: Is the only member of the group that has any knowledge of any language other than English (as shown by his conversation in French with Patrice). Downplayed, though, as he doesn't find himself in any other situations where other languages are needed (if he knows any) and justified in that he's probably studying French for his A levels.
* DeadpanSnarker: Particularly in the narrations. In fact, it's what women find most attractive in him.
* DiggingYourselfDeeper: Has a tendency to keep going off on tirades long after he should have stopped, most notably in his rebuffing of Kerri.
** The mechanics at the garage are reasonably friendly towards him...until Will starts telling them he's "too clever" for their job.
** In the movie after he found out he'd taken a disabled girls seat he continued arguing even though you could tell even he wasn't really on his own side anymore.
* DisappearedDad: His father leaves his mother prior to the start of the series, meaning that she can no longer afford to send him to the private school he was attending previously, forcing him to go to Rudge Park. He doesn't make an appearance until the first movie.
* DoesNotLikeGuns: In the second movie's ending, the rest of the lads [[MoreDakka fire off a few rounds]] at a Vietnamese gun range. Will declines to participate.
* DoggedNiceGuy: He gets very annoyed when OneshotCharacter Lauren prefers Simon over him.
* EmbarrassingNickname: "Briefcase" (or some variation thereof) until the time he [[BringMyBrownPants shits himself]].
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: In the very first episode, we see his overall social status and mistreatment by everyone from teachers to classmates. But [[DiggingHimselfDeeper his very first interaction on the show also features him saying the wrong thing to Mr. Gilbert, then later insulting Gilbert in front of the entire class]], showcasing his socially awkward qualities.
* FishOutOfWater: The beginning of the series sees him transplanted from a posh private school to a state-run secondary school, making him stand out amongst everyone else.
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Choleric/Melancholic.
* TheFriendNobodyLikes: Along with Jay, he tends to fall into this the most. In the first episode, the other three are extremely reluctant to hang out with him and see him as a loser(Simon only being obligated as his guide). While they do show that they care about Will later on, they are often frustrated by his strait-laced attitude.
* HairTriggerTemper: Tends to go off into a massive rant at relatively minor things such as people taking the front seats on a roller coaster, being denied alcohol or being assumed to be in a relationship with a girl he has no interest in.
* HasAType:
** Most of the women he has been attracted to over the series and movies - [[BuxomIsBetter Charlotte]], [[OneshotCharacter Lauren]], [[DeadpanSnarker Alison]] and [[TheTease Katie]] - have been blonde. Katie and Alison look similar enough that some fans mistook their actresses for the same person.
** In addition to this, with the exception of Lauren, these women are portrayed as sexually confident, often speaking frankly on the subject.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Due to being the most reasonable members of the group, Will and Simon bond relatively quickly. By series 3, he openly calls Simon his best friend in the narration.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He has moments where he tends to quite petty and shallow. However, he shows himself to care for his friends pretty regularly.
* KavorkaMan: While he's not unattractive, he's not handsome by any means, dresses like a ninny and acts like an awkward stick in the mud at all times. Despite this, several attractive girls have shown interest in him. Subverted to a degree in that he tends to lose their interest because of these very flaws, making it a mystery of how he attracts them in the first place.
* LargeHam: At times he can get overdramatic whenever he goes into a massive rant. This happens at least OnceAnEpisode.
* LikeFatherLikeSon: TheMovie reveals that hot women are attracted to Will's dad as well.
* LoonyFriendsImproveYourPersonality: Although he is the most strait-laced of the four, he gradually shows that he is capable of having fun with them.
* MommasBoy: Oh yes. He even admits that after Charlotte dumps him, he's going home to cry to his mum.
* MotorMouth: When he goes off on a rant, his pattern of speech tends to speed up.
* TheNarrator: He narrates the series and the two movies, [[DeadpanSnarker snarkily]]. Some of his best one liners occur during the narrations.
* NeatFreak: Problematic, since his other three friends are GuysAreSlobs.
* {{Nerd}}: His general appearance ([[GeekPhysiques slight of build, sense of dress and glasses]]) and standing as TheSmartGuy of the group paint him as this.
* NerdsAreVirgins: He's quite awkward socially, especially with women, so he has yet to have sex before the first movie. Then again, so have Jay and Simon.
* NeverLiveItDown: In universe, [[BringMyBrownPants shitting himself in an exam.]] A minor RunningGag in series 3 has new characters refer to the incident.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Noted in one of the TV specials; Will tends to be moral compass of the group and rarely sets out to do anything bad. It's just that his attempts at doing the right thing generally backfire.
* NotSoAboveItAll: While he generally attempts to behave more grounded and rationally minded than most of his friends and is clearly more responsible in the majority of situations, there are several incidents that prove he is effectively capable of the same level of thoughtlessness and ineptitude. Most evident when he's left home alone, he eventually joins in with the lads in destroying daffodils after a few cans.
* NoSocialSkills: He can be awkward around people and is often tactless in situations where he should know when to stop. Highlights include trying to dump Kerry because he's not into her not knowing her father had recently died and insulting a group of kids with Down Syndrome.
* ObsessedAreTheListmakers: He makes a study plan that takes several days to make.
* OfCourseImNotAVirgin: Blunders it with Charlotte, telling her that he slept with an 11-year-old when he was 13. She figures out that he's a virgin during his attempts to have sex with her and, thus, ruins his chances with her. Subverted in the first movie when he's honest with Alison about being a virgin. She doesn't think any less of him for it.
* OnlySaneMan: Not as much as Simon is, but he's comparatively normal when alongside the other two.
* ParentalAbandonment: His Dad ran off with a girl whom Will describes as having only left school four years earlier. Will doesn't even get invited to the wedding.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Gives a blistering one to [[spoiler:Katie and Ben]] in the second movie.
* TheSmartGuy: PlayedWith in that he's while he's academically bright and more sensible than the other three, he often reveals his limited amount of social skills and general impulsiveness in particular situations.
* SociallyAwkwardHero: He could be interpreted as this as he has undertaken some misguided deeds that express his ultimate lack of understanding certain societal norms. Such as:
** Vocally complaining when a group of people were seated at the front of a ride he and his friends had specifically queued for, only to find out said people were obliged to take this space in the ride as they were disabled.
*** Somewhat justified, in that he had no knowledge of their disability, having never previously seen these people, and he also showed extreme remorse for these actions.
** Impulsively placing a wig in his underwear during a date with an older woman, after a prank lead to his own pubic hair being removed, causing further embarrassment for him.
** Attempting to amiably break off an effectively one-sided relationship with a girl he was never attracted to, only to create a scene during his friend's birthday party.
*** This was partly the girl's fault; she had manipulatively claimed that Will attempted to have sex with her, prior to breaking off the "relationship".
** Becoming the subject of abuse after making several pretentious, patronising but ultimately not malicious claims towards a group of garage workers he would be employed by during his work experience.
** Claiming to have engaged in several sexual encounters in order to secure his relationship with a slightly older, promiscuous girl, only to face more severe humiliation when his lack of sexual experience is evidenced.
** Making wild claims of said girl's opinion of him and an extreme exaggeration of their "relationship" to avoid being further abused by the aforementioned group of mechanics.
* SophisticatedAsHell: He has a more advanced vocabulary than pretty much anyone else in the show, but he's not above a ClusterFBomb when he gets angry.
* SupportingProtagonist: Although he is the main character and narrator of the series, Simon receives more focus in terms of relationships (notably his obsession with Carli and his plot with Lucy) and the focus of the final episode of the TV series (where he's supposed to move away).
* SurroundedByIdiots: He is academically more knowledgeable than his three friends and usually more grounded, uptight, and sensible than them (other than possibly Simon, as the voice of relative sanity alternates between the two characters depending on the situation). While he has his own moments of tactlessness, he is generally among the most rationally minded and logical of characters in the series.
* UptightLovesWild: In spite of his own [[SociallyAwkwardHero awkwardness]], he tends to go for women who are more confident and comfortable with their sexual experiences and are able to talk about the subject as such.
[[folder: Simon Cooper]]
!!Simon Cooper

-->Played by Joe Thomas

* {{Adorkable}}: Trips up when trying to talk to Tara at first.
* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: He ''tries'' to give one to Carli, but something always goes wrong.
* BerserkButton: Much as he complains about it, he goes mental when Jay and Neil accidentally let his car crash into the river.
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: After spending literally the entire series chasing after Carli, in the second movie [[spoiler: he has a girlfriend who is a total Yandere who ends up cheating on him.]]
* [[BrattyTeenageDaughter Bratty Teenage Son]]: Probably the biggest offender of the four, and his little brother is a BrattyHalfPint. Granted, he also has AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents, but he's still very rude and surly towards his parents, even if they're simply saying hello.
* ButtMonkey: Between his humiliations with Carli, having his balls out on stage and falling into some ''very'' cold water, he doesn't have the best of luck.
* CannotSpitItOut: Most notably at the prom, when he has everything set up for a romantic declaration of love to Carli and he chokes. Fortunately, Neil [[HotForTeacher manages to take]] [[RagingStiffie the heat away from him]].
* {{Catchphrase}}: "Hmm..."
* ChickMagnet: Women do tend to be into him, but he'd have much more success if he wasn't so hung up on Carli the whole time. Tellingly, of all the lads, he's the one who's been in the most actual relationships.
* CoolLoser: While the other three have traits that make their lack of popularity understandable, Simon is a handsome and funny guy who tends to have the most chances of climbing the social ladder presented to him, only to fail due to publicly humiliating himself.
* DeadpanSnarker: Not to the same degree as Will, but his OnlySaneMan status makes him have his moments. Like Will, he especially loves saying "brilliant".
* ADegreeInUseless: The only subject that he's ever been confirmed onscreen to be taking, apart from a poor grasp of French, is Sociology, which has a long history of being derided as a useless subject. He carries onto university studying it and bemoans the fact that it's his only skill when the lads are lost in the desert in the second movie.
* {{Deuteragonist}}: After Will, he is the character with the most prominence. Even though Will is the main character, the series and movies deal with his romantic relationships the most.
* DoggedNiceGuy: To ridiculous levels with Carli.
* TheDriver: For the first two seasons is the only one with a car, so drives the rest of the lads everywhere. [[TheAllegedCar Granted, it's not a good car, but still.]]
* EmbarrassingNickname: [[RagingStiffie "Boner"]] for the entire first series.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: His major one comes with the introduction of Carli; we see how nervous he is around her to the point where even her sniffing him gives him a RagingStiffie.
* ExtremeDoormat: He seems to be this to his LoveInterests quite a lot- he only confronts Carli about her casually using him at the end of the first movie, is resigned to Lucy's crazy behaviour in the second and lets Tara dress him up "like an eccentric posh child", in Will's words.
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Melancholic/Phlegmatic.
* HopelessSuitor: To ridiculous levels with Carli. He's pined for her since he was eight years old and doesn't get anywhere with her until the end of series 2, and even then, she doesn't really care about him.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: A SpoiledBrat towards his parents but still cares about his friends, particularly Will.
* ItsAllAboutMe:
** When his father tells him that the family will need to move to Swansea so he can keep his job, Simon goes mad, claiming that his life is ruined as a result.
** In the yearbook, he's totally unconcerned about Patrice's dead father and instead only cares about his relationship with Carli, bemoaning that NiceGuysFinishLast.
* TheLancer: Of the other members of the group, he's the one Will is closest with, so he becomes this by default to Will's [[TheHero hero]]. By the third series, they're practically HeteroSexualLifePartners.
* LoveMakesYouDumb: His feelings for Carli have resulted in acting in such foolish ways as vandalising her driveway, getting so drunk to build up Dutch Courage to tell her how he feels and ending up puking on her little brother, swapping shoes with a homeless person to get into a nightclub and dressing up in a speedo for a fashion show at her request.
* NakedPeopleAreFunny: While all the lads fall victim to this at some point, it's a recurring theme with Simon. He ends up naked at least OnceASeason. PlayedForLaughs.
* NotSoAboveItAll: Along with his ridiculous behaviour around Carli, Simon acts like a complete asshole to both of his parents at all times despite them easily being the most normal parents on the show.
* NotSoDifferent: One of the reasons why Simon and Will gradually become friends. After seeing him similarly humiliated by his classmates with an embarrassing nickname, he opts to offer his seat in class as a gesture of friendliness.
* OnlySaneMan: He often sees the flaws in Jay or Neil's ideas/opinions and often call them out on it, especially on the occasions that Will agrees with them.
* OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent: Beyond his single-minded fixation on Carli, which even then isn't all that unusual, he is by far the most normal of the four.
* RagingStiffie: Gets one in the very first episode when Carli leans into him, leading to the EmbarrassingNickname of "Boner" throughout series one.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Gives Will, Neil and Jay one in the final episode after they let his car crash into the river.
* SingleTargetSexuality: Manages to move past Carli by the first movie, but it takes a ''loooong'' time.
* SuperGullible: He takes advice about sex from [[KnowNothingKnowItAll Jay]], believing everything he says about women. If he hadn't gone for that "[[ADateWithRosiePalms Tactical Wank]]", he'd have actually had sex with Tara.
* UnreliableNarrator: In the yearbook, he recalls the Bus Wanker incident as him being dragged out of the car and mugged by twenty massive blokes.
* WrongGenreSavvy: When it comes to Carli, he seems to believe that he's TheProtagonist of a romcom instead of TheLancer in a SadistShow.
[[folder: Jay Cartwright]]
!!Jay Cartwright

-->Played by James Buckley

* AbusiveParents: His Dad belittles him in almost every conversation he has in the series and his mother just sits there and lets him.
* AttentionWhore: He admits to Big John that he makes up lies so people will notice him.
* AllMenArePerverts: He will make lewd comments about every woman going and sometimes, depending on how much he's drank, make unwanted sexual advances. However, this trope is subverted whenever he meets a girl he actually cares about.
* BadLiar: Mostly because his lies are hilariously ridiculous. It's especially noteworthy considering [[TheDitz Neil]] is often the one to point out the holes in his stories.
** Disrespecting a girl he fancies seems to be one for him- he gets quite angry at the end of the first movie and during the second when people make fun of Jane's weight. He also gets mad with Neil when he makes lewd comments about [[GirlOfTheWeek Chloe]].
* BlatantLies: Just about everything he says.
* BigBrotherInstinct: He gets unusually annoyed when Will makes a joke about his sister and demands Will takes it back. Will does, then switches to a YourMom joke. Jay ignores it.
* CatchPhrase:
** "Fuck that", although this mostly applies to the movie.
** "Morning, benders", to the point that it appears as a track on the soundtrack album.
* CasanovaWannabe: Claims to have had sex with everything going. It's pretty obvious that he's still a virgin. This is played with somewhat, as while Jay ''constantly'' brags about his sexual exploits to other guys, he almost never even so much as attempts to speak to any girls, let alone hit on them. On the very few occasions where he does, he is shown to be much more quiet, reserved and awkward than he normally is. [[spoiler: He finally manages to get laid for real at the end of the first movie.]]
* TheChick: Surprisingly. He's actually the most sensitive of the four, though he tries very hard to obscure this.
* ChivalrousPervert: Surprisingly, but when he actually does get a girlfriend in-series, he's actually quite respectful towards her. He also becomes this in the movie with [[BigBeautifulWoman Jane]].
* {{Determinator}}: [[spoiler: In the second movie, he goes to Australia, where he has to work in a toilet and sleep in a tent, to try and win Jane back.]]
* DirtyCoward: Often; he immediately tells [[CrazyJealousGuy Donovan]] that Will is upstairs with Charlotte, mocks Simon after some guys threaten to beat him up over something ''Jay'' did, ditches his friends when some chav pre-teen girls get their brother to chase them with a cricket bat...
* DontExplainTheJoke: Often pauses after making a DoubleEntendre and adds a filthier line, generally ruining it. Will lampshades it during "A Night Out In London."
--> '''Neil''': She touched her hair. In body language-speak, that means she likes you.
--> '''Jay''': Well in London, there'll be plenty of girls touching their hair around me.
--> '''Will''': Their pubic hair, presumably.
--> '''Jay''': No, their actual.......long.......yeah, their pubic hair.
* DrivesLikeCrazy: In contrast to Simon, who drives like an old woman, Jay is extremely reckless behind the wheel of his mother's car.
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Sanguine/Choleric.
* FreudianExcuse: The way his Dad treats him explains a lot of Jay's behavior.
** He is implied to have been sexually abused by his neighbor as a child.
* HaveIMentionedIAmSexuallyActiveToday: Constantly talks of his [[BlatantLies conquests]] to the lads.
* HeroesLoveDogs: While annoyed by his dog, Benji, vying for his attention while attempting to masturbate, he genuinely loves the dog. [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone This is solidified by his reaction to his lie about Benji shitting in the house having got his dad to put Benji down]] being shock and heartbreak. Even in the last episode, he elects to use the dog ''Monopoly'' piece, as it reminds him of Benji.
* HiddenDepths: When he actually does have a girlfriend, he's a pretty attentive and caring boyfriend. He's also a pretty good DJ and is NotSoDifferent from Big John.
** He also gets the most moments showing [[BigEgoHiddenDepths insecurity,]] [[JerkAssFacade need for attention,]] and depth to his character... [[StatusQuoIsGod Not that anything usually comes of it,]] but it's there.
* ItAmusedMe: After Simon comes out from the toilet at Louise Graham's party, he pretends that Simon has made a mess of the facilities in from of Carli. When Simon calls him out and asked why he did it, Jay responds that it was funny.
* JerkAss: He is the most openly mean of the four. At the start of the series, he is the one who gets along least with Will due his constant lying and abrasive personality.
* JerkAssHasAPoint: Despite his jerkassery and constant lying, some of his points make sense to the point where even Will agrees with him.
** It's implied that he doesn't think Simon and Carli are a good fit and wants him to broaden his romantic horizons. Considering how Carli often strings Simon along when it's convenient, it holds some merit.
** Tells John to shut up during the prom planning session after hearing him ask about food one too many times (as Will had even told him repeatedly that he would get to that on the agenda).
** He considers Alistair an asshole despite everyone else giving him sympathy due to his wheelchair-bound state. Will quickly discovers that Jay is right.
* JerkAssFacade: In the series 1 finale, he lets slip to Big John that he only acts the way he does to get attention.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Especially in the movies. In the series, while he ''is'' shown to have some (rather well-hidden) redeeming traits, he is more often portrayed as a JerkWithAHeartOfJerk. But that may be due to the cynical nature of the series, while the movies, comparatively, have more heart-warming and ThrowTheDogABone moments.
* KarmaHoudini: He often manages to escape punishment or embarrassment due to being a DirtyCoward. He also repeatedly humiliates Simon and Will without any comeuppance.
** In the very last episode, it is entirely his fault that Simon's car falls into the lake.
* KnowNothingKnowItAll: Most of his "expertise" tends to be about sex, but will occasionally be about another topic that's relevant to the plot.
* LargeHam: Can slip into this at times, especially when his BerserkButton is pushed.
* MenDontCry: Averted- Jay ends up crying after his first serious girlfriend dumps him. [[JerkassWoobie It actually makes you feel sorry for him.]]
* MilesGloriosus: One of his many BlatantLies is that he once spent the summer at a Thai boxing training camp and knocked out so many Thai fighters that they had to bring in fighters from Cambodia. Of course, it's obvious that he has no experience.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: This happens to Jay when his lie ends up getting his dog put down.
** Also happens when he runs over a squirrel.
--->'''Jay''': "...Its eyes look sad."
* NeverMyFault: He rarely ever takes responsibility for the problems he causes on the show, whether it be giving poor romantic advice, humiliating his friends, or getting them into trouble.
* TheNicknamer: Almost never calls Will by name in the first two series, but instead some variation of "briefcase". In the third series, when Will becomes more known for shitting himself at an exam than carrying around a briefcase, Jay starts calling him by name, though still lets slip a briefcase insult/joke once in a while.
* TheObiWannabe: When it comes to love advice.
* OfCourseImNotAVirgin: Constantly brags that he's shagged every woman he's ever come across, sometimes several at a time. Taken UpToEleven in the second movie when he claims to have had [[AThreesomeIsHot a three way]] with the Minogue sisters ten minutes after arriving in Australia. His EstablishingCharacterMoment even has him bragging that he's really good at shagging only to trip up on a question Neil asks.
* SirSwearsALot: Probably has the filthiest mouth out of the lads, although they have their moments too.
* SmallNameBigEgo: Is absolutely convinced that he is going to be asked to model at the fashion show and is irate when Simon announces that Carli has asked him to do it. Jay goes to Carli, asking if he can model and convinces himself that he's first reserve when she turns him down. To add further insult to injury, Will gets roped into modelling with Charlotte, which causes Jay to snap.
* StickyFingers: "I nicked it out of Sadie Cunningham's bag during registration" appears quite a few times in the show.
* SuperGullible: In addition to spouting BlatantLies, Jay is more than willing to believe them as well. This includes the rumour that a sexy housewife in Swannage is willing to have sex with schoolboys and when the trio of drunk students tell him about Dutch student Heike wanting to have sex with younger guys.
* TokenEvilTeammate: Evil is a strong word, but most of the time, Jay isn't actually nicer than school bully Donovan - the main difference simply is that Jay is too big of a coward to use violence. His jerkassery is [[PlayedForLaughs played more for laughs]] than Donovan's, though, but except for his very few PetTheDog moments, he only seems to be part of the group by virtue of having known Simon since early childhood and being admired by Neil who is stupid enough to believe in his lies.
** There's also the fact the lads are clearly aware of Jay's FreudianExcuse - Simon even accuses Jay of being scared of his Dad in the movie. Donovan on the other hand mostly seems to act like a dick ForTheLulz.
* TookALevelInBadass: [[spoiler:Gets a BJ from Jane and gives [[JerkJock James]] a 20 pound note that was [[AssShove stuck up his bum]]. James then proceeds to do a line of coke with it, resulting in a single dingleberry stuck on the tip of his nose.]]
* UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist: Jay is the meanest of the main four, causing a lot of trouble and conflict over the course of the series. There's only a few times where we see a more sympathetic side.
* VitriolicBestBuds: Jay has this relationship with the other three, especially with Will: Jay is most antagonistic towards Will at first whereas Will constantly calls out his bullshit. Despite this, they do try to comfort each other in serious moments.
* WhatYouAreInTheDark: When he talks alone with Big John in the sixth episode, he shows a surprisingly nice side of himself and even seems to find John sympathetic. However, when others are around, he doesn't miss one chance to gravely insult John, especially about his weight - because the general consensus is that John is a loser.
* WellDoneSonGuy: A lot of his lies are to impress his Dad, but his Dad is GenreSavvy enough that he doesn't fall for it. Unfortunately, he then tends to respond to Jay's attention seeking by belittling him. This seems to create a ViciousCycle - Jay tells more lies to impress his hard-to-please Dad, who as a result tries harder to puncture his son's inflated ego. It's not known whether the chicken or the egg came first.
[[folder: Neil Sutherland]]
!!Neil Sutherland

-->Played by Blake Harrison

* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: In terms of sexual opportunities, he's this to Will. A RunningGag is that many of the girls Will fails with end up going to Neil instead.
* AnythingThatMoves: He's not fussy about who he winds up with, which is probably why he's the first of the lads to lose his virginity.
%%* BigEater
* TheBigGuy: He's taller than the others at 6'1 1/2" and Will notes that he and Jay are physically the strongest of the group.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: It's hard to tell if he's this or simply so dumb he does mean things by mistake, but he's pulled some ''very'' dick moves over the course of the series.
* CaptainOblivious: He completely misses the signs that Paedo Kennedy is constantly attempting to sexually assault him. Even when Gilbert pulls Kennedy away, he doesn't seem phased.
* CatchPhrase: He adopted saying "No problemo" in a shit Spanish accent for one episode, but dropped it afterwards.
** He tends to say "behave" when the others say something that annoys him.
* CloudCuckooLander: Particularly when he goes on about how many things are drugs, starting with relatively sane things such as cigarettes and alcohol and moving on to stuff like trainers and clingfilm.
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: All the time, especially when he [[FailedASpotCheck fails a spot check]] regarding Mr. 'Paedo' Kennedy's advances.
* DancingWithMyself: Does this at a Caravan Club party. Will admits that he's actually quite good.
* TheDitz: He's practically terminally dim. Academically stupid and lacking common sense, most of the gags involve him not having even the most basic knowledge at hand. His only two examinable subjects are Tech & Design and PE.
* EmbarrassingMiddleName: [[GenderBlenderName Lyndsey]].
* FeigningIntelligence: The other lads are bewildered to find him attempting to read a book. When going on a Blind Date show for charity, he believes it will improve his chances if he seems more intelligent. When Will points out that it will make him still seem stupid, he still doesn't get it. During the show itself, he picks the girl who answers his questions with the most intelligent answers, he winds up with Suzie, a twelve-year-old child prodigy who is taking her A-Levels four years early.
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: Foolish to Katie's Responsible. Not that being more responsible than [[TheDitz Neil]] is hard.
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Phlegmatic/Sanguine.
* {{Gasshole}}: Of all the characters, he tends to fart the most. The second film establishes that he has Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
* GoingCommando: Under his monkey costume at Thorpe Park, much to the disgust of the others. Neil counters that the monkey isn't naked- "he has a vest on!"
** In the second movie, when dressed for a fancy dress part as [[HarryPotter Hermione Granger]], he doesn't wear underwear either.
* HiddenDepths: He's usually the [[GeniusDitz first one who points out the flaws in Jay's]] BlatantLies. He's also quite a good dancer.
* HotForTeacher: Has a crush on Miss Timms and makes a move on her at the end of the first series.
* KavorkaMan: Not that he's "ugly", just very stupid with lacking hygiene.
* IgnoranceIsBliss: Of the four main characters, he's the [[TheDitz least intelligent]], but also the happiest in general. In the first movie, he tells Will that once he stopped believing in God, he became much happier when he stopped worrying about things by thinking about them.
* LikesOlderWomen: Not only Miss Timms but also the older women around Malia in TheMovie. He hooks up with an older housewife in the second movie too.
* NiceGuy: Neil can be annoying due to his stupidity, but he has almost no actual {{Jerkass}} moments compared to the other lads. He is also generally polite and is quick to comfort his friends in the "arm around the shoulder and kind words" way that the others would probably deem as too "bent" or girly. [[spoiler: Although hooking up with a new girl in the movie and cheating on his current girlfriend with a transparent excuse, ignoring her when she was waiting for him at the airport when returning from Greece in the first movie is a definite contradiction.]]
* ThePigPen: He has some rather gross habits showcased in the series. In one episode, it's revealed that he "spunked" in Simon's car, whereas another features him peeing on Will.
* SarcasmBlind: Being TheDitz means he's generally unable to grasp the concept of [[DeadpanSnarker Will's wit]].
* SuperGullible: Zig zagged. He's susceptible to a lot of Jay's BlatantLies, such as being able to get away with smashing up plates in the school common room in the series 3 prologue, but if Jay tells a lie that contradicts a previous lie, Neil will call him out on it.
%%* StupidGood

!Recurring Characters
[[folder: Mr Gilbert]]
!!Mr Gilbert

-->Played by Greg Davies

* BerserkButton: Seems to have one about being contradicted. Will being Will, he tends to do this a lot.
* BrickJoke: [[spoiler:In the series, he tells Will he'd like to get with his mother. In the second movie, he actually does.]]
* ChildHater: He really seems like one at times.
* CoolOldGuy: On holidays at least, he'll loosen up and go on the piss. He turns up in Malia in the first movie, riding a quadbike while naked and in the extended cut playing drinking games in one of the bars.
* DeadpanSnarker: Probably the biggest in the show.
* DeanBitterman: It's pretty clear that he's lost all interest in actually educating teens at this point. He and Will tend to clash often.
* DisproportionateRetribution: Many of his punishments tend to turn out this way, especially towards Will.
** He forces Will to attend his work experience at the garage simply because Will told him he made a mistake.
** Threatens to ruin Will's educational prospects unless he finds out who ruined the flower garden.
** He gives Jay and Neil four weeks of detention simply for mentioning that they saw him at Waterside Mall.
* [[DoNotCallMePaul Do Not Call Me Phil]]: Especially not if you're Will.
* TheDreaded: Most of the time, none of the four want anything to do with him.
* IBangedYourMom: In the second movie. [[spoiler:He takes a sick pleasure in describing the act to Will.]]
* {{Jerkass}}: He deliberately goes out of his way to make life miserable for Will and takes great pleasure in seeing misfortunes happen to him.
* JerkassHasAPoint: While he takes delight in Will's bullying during his work experience, he still believes that Will must've said something for him to get bullied that badly. In fact, part of the reason for Will's hazing is his own insensitive comments.
* JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: Will thinks he's a good enough guy to help Neil out once (he thinks) he got a girl pregnant. He's wrong.
* LargeAndInCharge: He's 6'8". Will once refers to him as "a lunatic giant."
* MoralMyopia: He generally disapproves of grassing, especially if it's from Will. But he also threatens to ruin Will's academic prospects if he doesn't rat out his friends.
* NotSoDifferent: Despite hating Will with passion most of the time, he genuinely agrees with him when Will argues that a fashion show is a stupid, unethical way to collect money for charity since only good-looking people are able to take part. However, he is still enough of an asshole to force Will to take care of the charity money anyways.
* PetTheDog: Neil mentions Gilbert takes him making a move on Ms. Timms after one too many beers quite well.
** He also stops Paedo Kennedy from molesting Neil on several occasions, even telling Kennedy that he's been, "putting his fucking neck on the line for", him.
** In the Exam episode, he doesn't disqualify Jay for having his phone out, despite having every right to do so.
** After Will shits himself, he leads him quietly out of the exam with as little fuss as possible.
* SadistTeacher / ApatheticTeacher: The former against students who have managed to personally annoy or insult him, especially Will. The latter against students in general.
* SirSwearsALot: He's very sweary for a teacher.
* SitcomArchNemesis: Will gets on the wrong side of him on his first day and he never lets up at him, even after he leaves the school.
[[folder: Carli D'Amato]]
!!Carli D'Amato

-->Played by Emily Head

* AlphaBitch: She has a much higher standing in the popularity pecking order than the lads and, especially in series 3 and the first movie, comes across as one of the most popular girls at school with a bitchy streak and has a [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys poor choice in men]].
* BitchInSheepsClothing: She comes across as a NiceGirl in the first season, but knowingly strings Simon along. By the first movie, she outright uses him for her own ends, though its sort of Si's own fault for being awkward around her.
* ClingyJealousGirl: Implied when she sees Simon talking to Lauren. She comes up to Simon, asking to hang out, even after she finds out he's arranged to meet up with Lauren. In the first movie, she's this to [[{{Jerkass}} James]], even using Simon to try and make him jealous. James ever refers to her as "Carli Cling-on", noting that she's very keen.
* EmbarrassingNickname: The yearbook reveals that the other kids called her "Carli Tomato" until she hit puberty.
* GirlNextDoor: She and Simon have known each other since childhood.
* ItsAllAboutMe: When Simon [[WardrobeMalfunction accidentally flashes a testicle]] at the fashion show, she complains that he ruined her big night, in spite of the fact that the whole thing was a charity event to raise money for a dialysis machine.
* LoveInterest: For Simon. It's pretty much one sided though.
* OfCorsetsSexy: Her [[{{Stripperific}} choice of outfit]] for the fashion show's sexy finale is a corset with OperaGloves and feather boa, while carrying a riding crop, much to Neil's delight. Simon has to concentrate so hard not to get an erection because of this outfit that he neglects to spot that one of his balls are hanging out.
* PetTheDog: In spite of her AlphaBitch tendencies, she does get Donovan to release the wedgie he's giving Will on their last day of school.
* PutOnABus: Simon declares that he doesn't want to see her again at the end of the first movie, and he kept his word as she is not seen or even given the slightest mention in the second movie.
* SatelliteCharacter: Most of her characterisation revolves around Simon pining over her.
* SequelNonEntity: She has vanished from the face of the earth in the second movie. While she was PutOnABus at the end of the first movie for perfectly justifiable reasons, it's still a bit jarring as she was one of the most important characters of the show before with so many of the plots and sideplots being about Simon trying to win her heart.
* TheTease: When Simon stops paying attention to her and starts getting interested in Lauren, all Carli has to do is compliment him and he instantly forgets all about Lauren.
* TookALevelInJerkass: She's a reasonably nice GirlNextDoor in the first series, but later on appears to be just stringing Simon along and even using him to make other guys jealous when it suits her. Her jerkassery is most evident in "The Fashion Show" and the first movie.
[[folder: Charlotte Hinchcliffe]]
!!Charlotte Hinchcliffe

-->Played by Emily Atack

* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Was in a relationship with Donovan, and it's implied she's not totally over him.
* BuxomIsBetter: Her breasts are, according to Jay, so large and perfect that she needs specially made bras.
* DefrostingIceQueen: She's seen as unattainable by the lads, but Will manages to break the ice with his [[DeadpanSnarker wit]] after an awkward start. Even after his disaster in bed with her and his spreading of lies that they were more than they were, she's still nice to him considering.
* EveryoneLovesBlondes: Has blonde hair and most of the teenage male characters lust after her.
* HelloNurse: She has a reputation as being the most popular girl in school due to her looks. The lads are utterly shocked when she turns up at a house party so uncool that they were invited.
* InnocentlyInsensitive: Although she puts it nicely, she tells Will that she would be fine with a guy ''like'' him as long as it isn't him, removing any possibility of romance between them.
* LovableAlphaBitch: Especially when compared to [[AlphaBitch Carli]].
* LoveInterest: By virtue of her number of appearances, she's likely the closest thing Will has to a main love interest on the show.
* MsFanservice: Will notes he would do anything Charlotte asked him to- including participating in the Fashion Show after deriding it repeatedly as shallow and ridiculous.
* NotSoAboveItAll: Has a bitchy moment when she participates in the date show despite Will thinking they were an item.
* ReallyGetsAround: According to Jay, she's slept with the entire rugby team. Will points out that Rudge Park doesn't even have a rugby team. She's obviously more experienced and comfortable with her sexuality than Will, as she talks about buying vibrating love eggs and mentions she's already taken eleven lovers.
* SmallRoleBigImpact: Although she doesn't appear too often, she's still one of Will's most significant love interests over the course of the series. But despite the fact that they get along quite well, it's emphasized in her last appearance that she would love a guy "like Will" as long as it isn't actually him.
* WhatTheHellHero: Chews out Will for bragging about her being a porn star and his supposed bird to impress his work experience 'colleagues'.
[[folder: Mark Donovan]]
!!Mark Donovan

-->Played by Henry Lloyd-Hughes

* AxeCrazy: Will refers to him as "the school psycho." Hash seems to make him "spread butter like a maniac."
* BitchInSheepsClothing: He has a façade of being polite in front of parents, which is why he manages to get into a lot less trouble than he should.
* TheBully: He starts on Will on the first day and doesn't let up, even giving him a wedgie on their final day at school.
* TheCharmer: Gets away with his bullying because he's very polite and pleasant towards adults. (And girls.)
* CrazyJealousGuy: He's threatened Will for being with Charlotte and is implied to have beaten Patrice to a pulp for sleeping with her.
* TheDreaded: When Donovan is involved, the protagonists pretty much give up and let him get away with his bullying due to their fear of him. It occasionally works in their favor but it mostly results in them getting hurt.
* {{Jerkass}}: A JerkJock towards the protagonists, he even writes cock on Neil's bandaged arm.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He has a sensitive side towards Charlotte. Though if you tell anyone that, he will kill you [[spoiler:ask Will.]].
* KarmaHoudini: None of the protagonists are physically inclined, so Donovan can pretty much get away with screwing with them without retaliation, except for one example when John [[FatIdiot of all people]] got him to back down.
* KickTheSonOfABitch: Beats up [[FrenchJerk Patrice]] for sleeping with Charlotte.
[[folder: Big John]]
!!Big John

-->Played by John Seaward

* BigEater: He eats so many burgers at the Christmas prom that Will has to tell him to stop.
* ButtMonkey: His whole purpose is to be lower on the social pecking order than the protagonists.
* FatIdiot: He's not all there and tends to get lost easily.
* HiddenDepths: When he sees Will being grappled by Donovan at the Christmas party, he doesn't even hesitate before yelling at Donovan to put him down, which gets the whole school year to stick up for Will and Donovan to back off.
* KavorkaMan: Is seen at a house party with his hand on a girl's breast.
* NiceGuy: Sticks up for Will and is fairly non-confrontational if stupid.
* ThePigPen: Will notes that the only "carnage" that had happened on the Swanage trip was what he'd done to the bus toilets.
* StrawLoser: He often appears when the four main characters seem to be complete losers to point out that they are actually not at the bottom of the hierarchy (there ''is'' a reason they're called "inbetweeners" - they're not really losers, at least not if they pull themselves together, but they are surely not popular either), because guys like John are much worse off.
** However, it's inverted in the episode "Will's Birthday" where the fact that even ''John'' is invited to a party shows how uncool the four main characters are.
*** Although, when confronted, the girl in question says the only reason she didn't invite the lads simply because she didn't know them that well.
[[folder: Polly [=McKenzie=]]]
!!Polly [=McKenzie=]

--> Played by Belinda Stewart-Wilson

* AffectionateNickname: Calls Will "petal" a few times, often in front of his mates.
* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents:
** Will is embarrassed by some of the things she does, such as buying him a vest for his birthday or letting slip about his childhood habits and ailments.
** In the first episode, it's revealed she told the school that Will was bullied, giving him no small amount of embarrassment and actually contributing to his ostracization even though the reason he changed schools was actually because of school fees.
* BrainlessBeauty: As of the second movie. While she's always had a ''certain'' cluelessness she has clearly taken a [[TookALevelInDumbass Level In Dumbass]], accidentally flashing everyone her cleavage while trying to adjust her webcam amongst other things.
* BrutalHonesty: She has a tendency to be somewhat tactless, like when she tells Will to stay away from good-looking girls and to let the good-looking boys go for them instead.
* BuxomIsBetter: Her enormous breasts are a source of lust for Simon, Jay and Neil, much to Will's chagrin.
* DeadpanSnarker: Like her son, she has her moments. In many cases, she has no tact with her snarky comments.
* GenreSavvy: Knows perfectly well the text she got from Will's phone sent by Neil wasn't written by Will, so she simply tells him she's happy he got there safely.
* GuessWhoImMarrying: [[spoiler:Gets engaged to Mr Gilbert by the end of the second movie.]]
* HelloNurse: Every character who's met her, particularly at the school, comments on her general physical attractiveness. This has spilled over into the fandom as well.
* HopelessWithTech: Implied initially by the lads since Will can beat her at the Wii. In the second movie, she's unable to use Skype properly despite Will having instructed her several times.
* MyBelovedSmother: She worries about Will a little too much at times to embarrassing levels.
* ParentWithNewParamour: [[spoiler:Mr Gilbert.]]
* RunningGag: Whenever Will goes anywhere with his mates, she goes off to get him a jumper.
* StacysMom: Everybody, from the school psycho to the head of sixth form, has a thing for her. The lads always make comments about her, much to Will's chagrin.
* ThatCameOutWrong: Her attempts to comfort Will usually have her accidentally insulting him, but she does try.
[[folder: Kevin Sutherland]]
!!Kevin Sutherland

-->Played by Alex [=McQueen=]

* AmbiguouslyGay: Though he strenuously denies it.
* {{Catchphrase}}: "Neil...", usually said in tones of great exasperation.
* FanDisservice: Those shorts!
* HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday: Denies being gay, mentioning that he was married.
* WhoWearsShortShorts: He tends to wear tight shorts around the place, most for the purposes of playing badminton.
[[folder: Alan Cooper]]
!!Alan Cooper

-->Played by Martin Trenaman

* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: Will not shut up about his sex life.
* TheComicallySerious: Or [[CringeComedy The Cringe Comically Serious]] if you want. Whenever he goes into unnecessary details about his sex life, he often has a completely deadpan face as if he thinks mentioning his sex life is just like discussing politics. This tends to embarrass Simon even more.
* GenerationXerox: When Simon confesses to him about his feelings for Carli, he tells Simon that he had a similar situation with an unrequited love. Of course, he then goes on about Simon's mother's sex drive, causing Simon to be sick.
* NiceGuy: A pretty mellow Dad, especially compared to Terry Cartwright.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: He waits to hear Simon's side of the story when Simon accidentally climbs into Carli's little brother's room and professes love to him.
[[folder: Terry Cartwright]]
!!Terry Cartwright

-->Played by David Schaal

* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: Berates Jay constantly.
* EveryoneHasStandards: Even he finds Jay's uncle's behaviour towards him unbearable.
* FatBastard: Possessed of a hairy beer gut and is borderline abusive towards Jay.
* {{Gasshole}}: Is quite loud when using to toilet in a cramped caravan. The smell is so bad, Will notes that his eyes are burning.
* HypocriticalHeartwarming: Surprisingly, he gets one in the second movie when he starts a fight with [[spoiler: his cousin, when he repeatedly insults Jay in front of him. Bearing in mind, Jay's dad usually says similar things to Jay, apparently only ''he'' is allowed to do so.]]
* {{Jerkass}}: He's constantly derisive towards Jay.

[[folder: John "Paedo" Kennedy]]
!!John "Paedo" Kennedy

-->Played by Waen Shepherd

* BunnyEarsLawyer: It's implied that he's good at his job, hence why he hasn't been sacked yet. Or Mr. Gilbert doesn't want to give the school bad publicity.
* CreepyMonotone: Every line out of his mouth sounds perverted in tone, especially towards Neil.
* MemeticMolester: In universe. Hence the nickname.
* UltimateJobSecurity: In spite of repeatedly attempting to molest Neil and apparently caught masturbating over the school orchestra some years back, he still has a job.[[spoiler:It's implied that Gilbert has been covering up for him. "I'm putting my fucking neck on the line for you.". Indeed.]]
[[folder: Tara Brown]]
!!Tara Brown

--> Played by Hannah Tointon

* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: Brown hair and eyes.
* DeadpanSnarker: In her first appearance, she's fairly witty.
* LoveMakesYouDumb: Around Simon she goes much more giddy, even giving him a ridiculous makeover.
* MeetCute: Simon is introduced to her by accidentally sitting on her.
* SecondLove: Simon's first actual girlfriend, but meets her while he's chasing after Carli.
* YokoOhNo: In universe, Will and Jay see her as this. The lads get annoyed that he spends more time with her than them. Jay even has a sound effect for whenever Simon talks about her.
--->'''Jay:''' Beepity-beep-beep!

!Film Characters
[[folder: Alison]]

-->Played by Laura Haddock

%%* DowntimeDowngrade: [[spoiler:In the sequel]]
%%* FalseSoulmate: [[spoiler:In the sequel]]
* FireAndIceLoveTriangle: Nikos is the fire, Will is the ice.
* FriendsWithBenefits: Offers to be this for Will after dumping Nikos.[[spoiler: It's implied in the sequel that this was as far as it went.]]
%%* TheGentlemanOrTheScoundrel
* GiveGeeksAChance: While she has trouble admitting it (mostly due to already seeing someone at first), she likes Will enough to give him a fair chance.
* LoveEpiphany: After her breakup with Nikos and a night's sleep, she comes to the conclusion that she is attracted to Will.
* OffScreenBreakup: She dumped Will between the two movies.
%%* OppositesAttract
* PairTheSmartOnes: Both her and Will are fairly smart.
* SecondLove: To Will after Charlotte, except he manages some sort of relationship with her.
* UptightLovesWild: Alison has no problem being sexy around Will, who tries to keep things platonic despite his obvious feelings.
[[folder: Lucy]]

-->Played by Tamla Kari

* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Played straight regarding Lucy's feelings for Simon. Averted at the film's climax.
* BettyAndVeronica: The Betty to Carli's Veronica.
* BroodingBoyGentleGirl: With Simon, who still hasn't moved on from Carli.
* DevotedToYou: Would do anything for Simon, despite only having just met him. [[spoiler: She's later revealed to be insanely clingy]]
* DowntimeDowngrade: [[spoiler:Gradually over the course of the sequel]]
%%* FalseSoulmate: [[spoiler:In the sequel]]
* HollywoodKiss: With Simon...who immediately ruins the moment by saying "I think I've shit myself".
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: Gives Simon her boat party ticket so he can take one last chance on Carli.
%%* LastGirlWins
* LoveCannotOvercome: [[spoiler:Her relationship with Simon fizzles out over the course of the sequel]]
%%* LoveHurts
* SecondLove: To Simon after Carli and Tara. They're even living together in the second movie, where she has easy access to his possessions.
* SmittenTeenageGirl: She falls for Simon fairly quickly upon meeting him, even if he's completely fixated on Carli. Too much so by the sequel, as she becomes psychotically obsessed with controlling him.
%%* UnrequitedTragicMaiden
* {{Yandere}}: She gets seriously psychotic in the second movie, destroying Simon's possessions and deleting friends from his Facebook account.
[[folder: Jane]]

-->Played by Lydia Rose Bewley

* AmicableExes: [[spoiler: Unlike Lucy, she and Jay part on quite pleasant terms in the second movie.]]
* BigBeautifulWoman: In spite of Jay hoping not to get stuck with her, he is secretly attracted to her and the pair of them eventually get together. She has no angst about her appearance, even coming up with better insults for herself than James manages.
%%* DowntimeDowngrade: [[spoiler:In the sequel]]
%%* FalseSoulmate: [[spoiler:In the sequel]]
* LonelyTogether: Jane and Jay are the only characters who aren't in love triangles.
* [[NiceGuy NiceGirl]]: Probably one of the most cheerful, friendly people in the entire series.
* OffScreenBreakup: Dumps Jay between the movies and moves to Australia, which is why Jay goes there in the first place.
* PlayingHardToGet: After realising that Jay doesn't want to be seen with her.
* SecondLove: To Jay, after Chloe.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: Gives Jay the cold shoulder after getting spurned one too many times.
[[folder: Lisa]]

-->Played by Jessica Knappett

* BetaCouple: Her relationship with Neil isn't given nearly as much screen-time as the others.
* BirdsOfAFeather: Is basically a clone of Neil.
* BrainlessBeauty: ''[[TheDitz Neil]]'' manages to outsmart her.
%%* DowntimeDowngrade: [[spoiler:In the sequel]]
%%* FalseSoulmate: [[spoiler:In the sequel]]
* HopelessSuitor: Knows that Neil already has a girlfriend.
%%* LastGirlWins
%%* LoveHurts
* OffScreenBreakup: Like Alison and Jane, she split with Neil between the movies. Neil isn't too bothered.
* PairTheSpares: She and Neil pair up after the rest of the lads hook up with the rest of her group. Though, she has to threaten Richard's parents to do so.
%%* SecondLove: After Nicole
* TheSilentBob: Doesn't get a chance to speak until she confronts Richard's parents at the boat party, thinking that Richard's mother is making a move on Neil.
%%* UnrequitedTragicMaiden
[[folder: James]]

-->Played by Theo James

* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Provided they don't have poo on their noses.
* {{Jerkass}}: The main things he does in the movie is running over Simon's leg with a scooter (pretending it was an accident), conning Simon out of his clothes to humiliate him, threatening Jay (who was just trying to make friends with him) to beat him up, insulting Jane for being fat, and forcing Jay to give him a note so that he can sniff cocaine.
* JerkJock: Threatens to beat Jay up for supposedly liking a gay bar.
[[folder: Richard]]

-->Played by Theo Barklem-Biggs

* AloneAmongTheCouples: He's wandering around the resort on his own and ends up calling his parents when being alone causes him to have a breakdown.
* CloudCuckooLander: Doesn't seem quite all there.
[[folder: Nicole]]

-->Played by Lauren O'Rourke

* DeathOfTheHypotenuse: [[spoiler: Neil cheats on her with numerous women before settling with Lisa]]
[[folder: Katie Evans]]
!!Katie Evans

-->Played by Emily Berrington

* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: In spite of the fact that Ben is a complete asshole, she can't help but be physically attracted to him.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: A case could be made for this, as she's stringing Will along while carrying on with Ben in an on/off relationship, despite the fact that she despises him.
* GenkiGirl: She's highly energetic and gets even moreso with alcohol.
* TheTease: She is constantly kissing Will, even though she has a thing going on with Ben.
* RememberTheNewGuy: She was at school with Will before he transferred to Rudge Park. She doesn't quite count as a NewOldFlame, as they were never together, but Will does mention that she was his first love.
* WhoWearsShortShorts: She constantly wears hot pants, when she isn't outright stripped down to just a bikini.
[[folder: Ben Thornton-Wild]]
!!Ben Thornton-Wild

-->Played by Freddie Stroma

* BourgeoisBohemian: Will identifies Ben as a trust fund baby who is probably traveling on his parents' dime but is an utter hypocrite in his views on wealth.
* {{Hipster}}: He's got the whole anti-mainstream thing going for him, especially during his EstablishingCharacterMoment when he thinks that having ''medical supplies'' on a tough trek is too touristy.
* {{Jerkass}}: He berates Will for simply trying to introduce himself. Katie doesn't even like him, but can't help but be attracted to him. He's not even an in-your-face JerkJock lout so much as more of a university snob.
* MrFanservice: He shows off his ripped physique for much of the film.
* PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy: His dreadlocks. Will calls him out on being white and blond, noting that dreadlocks make him look pretentious.
* RomanticFalseLead: Subverted. He has all the makings of this, but Katie chooses him over Will after he calls them out.