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Sir David Jason would love Only Fools and Horses reunion

Sir David Jason would love Only Fools and Horses reunion credit:Bang Showbiz
Sir David Jason would love Only Fools and Horses reunion credit:Bang Showbiz

Sir David Jason would love an 'Only Fools and Horses' comeback.

The 83-year-old actor revealed he would jump at the chance to play Derek Trotter - aka Del Boy - again but admitted it is unlikely since writer John Sullivan passed away in 2011.

He told The Sun newspaper's TV Mag: "Well, to be honest with you, we would like that to happen very much because not only did we enjoy it so much, but so did most of the British public. Because of that, we would love to do it.

"I don’t think we could do another episode of 'Only Fools And Horses' because the brains behind it, Mr John Sullivan, is unfortunately no longer with us."

Additionally, actor Roger Lloyd Pack - who played Trigger - died in January 2014, while John Challis, who played Boycie, passed away in September 2021.

Meanwhile, David has teamed up with 'Repair Shop' star Jay Blades, 53, for new series 'David and Jay's Touring Toolshed' for the BBC and explained it was "great" working on the show as he was reminded of the days when he used to work as an electrician.

He previously told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "Seriously, though, it was great working with Jay. He’s a super character. Lovely fella. Very, very easy to work with. He’s the sort of person where what you see is what you get.

"Going back into history, when I first started work, I was an apprentice electrician. When you are an apprentice to any trade, you have to absorb all sorts of traits – you’re bumping into people who are bricklayers, plasterers, pipe benders, plumbers.

"And if you’re interested in making things, it leaves its mark. You get interested in how a plumber bends a piece of pipe and that sort of thing is still with me, I still love bending pipes. Well, now the pipe I bend is round Jay’s neck, but...!"

And, Jay explained he doesn't even need to "hope" that the programme will inspire viewers to start doing DIY themselves because he is confident that it will.

He said: "I don't use the word hope.

"I know it’s going to, plain and simple. This show, you’ve got a legend such as Sir David, and someone who knows about making and is as enthusiastic about it as me, and that enthusiasm comes over on screen and people will be inspired to continue making, tinkering and pushing it forward."