DAWSON'S CREEK star Joshua Jackson was relieved when the US TV sitcom ended - because he hated his co-star James Van Der Beek.

The 26-year-old hunk still keeps in touch with his former castmates KATIE HOLMES and Michelle Williams, but refuses to speak to Van der Beek, insisting their on-screen friendship was the opposite of their stormy real-life relationship.

He says, "I keep in touch with the main guys. I spoke to Katie last night. But we're all so geographically remote.

"Katie's in New York, Michelle is in Brooklyn and I'm in Vancouver.

"I don't see James. We just didn't click. It was a mutually appreciated fact that we didn't appreciate each other."

08/04/2005 17:13