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Dustin Diamond huffs ‘there’s no Saved By the Bell without Screech’ after he’s snubbed from reboot

SAVED By The Bell star Dustin Diamond has admitted he is angry to have been left out of a potential reboot and called on the other cast members to ensure all original stars appear.

NBCUniversal confirmed a reboot with original characters AC Slater and Jessie Spano last year but now, Diamond - who played Screech Powers in the series for 10 years - has insisted that "you can't have it without Zach and Screech and Kelly".

"All the cast members - everyone should be thinking the same things, as far I am concerned - we should all be in it," he told TMZ.

"You can't have it without Zach and Screech and Kelly and Slater, you need to have all the cast members.

"I guess it would be nice to do a tip of the hat if it's a movie but if its a series, bring back all the staples."

"You need to have all the cast members. I guess it would be nice to do a tip of the hat if it's a movie but if its a series, bring back all the staples."

"It is something we put so much time and effort into," he said.

"I am one of the rare people who was in every episode, out of every cast member I was in the majority and if I am not in the new one... how do we have Saved By The Bell without Screech, it seems like a missed opportunity."

Diamond appeared in Good Morning, Miss Blis alongside Gosselaar and Lark Voorhies, which ran for one season before being retooled into Saved By The Bell.

Over the years the cast has reunited for dinners and shared their memories on social media, but earlier in February another OG cast member, Voorhies, slammed show bosses and her former co-stars as "hurtful" after being snubbed for the reboot series.

The 45-year-old actress played Lisa Marie Turtle in the original NBC sitcom from 1989 until 1993 as well as appearing in The College Years spin off and 1994 movie, Saved By The Bell: Wedding in Las Vegas.

She said: "I have to admit I did feel a bit slighted and hurt when I was not invited to be part of the Saved by the Bell reunion, as well as other cast members’ events."

Mark-Paul Gosselaar, who played Zach Morris, and Tiffani Thiessen who starred as Kelly Kapowski also both later revealed they had not been asked to be a part of it.

“Honestly, I was never approached," said Gosselaar. “I woke up to the news this morning with a ‘huh’ kind of response.”

Diamond infuriated his co-stars in 2009 however after releasing a tell-all book that claimed to lift the lid on sordid goings-on behind-the-scenes at Saved By The Bell.

The tome claimed that the show's actors were having sex with each other and using drugs on the set of the hit show.

In 2006, Dustin directed and released his own graphic sex tape called Screeched: Saved By The Smell. The bizarre movie saw him performing lewd acts, including a 'dirty sanchez', with two women in a hotel room.

In 2015, he served a three-month prison sentence over a bar brawl involving a switchblade and he went back inside for violating his probation earlier this year.

Mario Lopez gives fans their first look at the Saved By The Bell reboot as he visits The Max with co-star Elizabeth Berkley

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