James Buckley becomes Cameo’s first UK millionaire

James Buckley made a million dollars on Cameo credit:Bang Showbiz
James Buckley made a million dollars on Cameo credit:Bang Showbiz

James Buckley has become Cameo’s first UK-based millionaire.

The 'Inbetweeners’ star is the first non-US-based star to amass $1 million (£930,000) on the service - which sees public figures charge a fee to send fans video messages - after he joined in March 2020.

According to the platform’s founder Martin Blencowe, the 35-year-old actor “takes it very seriously” and is “ready to do the work” after it was reported James replied to 37 requests per day in 2021.

Now, responding to claims the YouTube star - who documents family life with his wife ‘Scottish Mussel’ star Clair Meek, 33 who he shares sons Harrison, 10, and nine-year-old Jude with - had cracked the million-dollar ceiling, Martin confirmed he “gained financial freedom” via his “accessible price” on Cameo and is therefore 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 I was fortunate enough to see him and Tom star in, and his family’s YouTube channel, 'At Home With The Buckleys'.”

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

Previously, James ruled “there’s not enough money in the world” for him to return to E4 comedy 'The Inbetweeners', which ran for three seasons and spawned two movies.

He said: “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 film or something.

“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.”