Sir David Jason opens up on Only Fools and Horses return but admits it won’t happen for one reason

Richard Bevan
Richard Bevan
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Sir David Jason, the 83-year-old comedy legend and iconic Del Boy from Only Fools and Horses, has hinted at the possibility of a return to the beloved British sitcom. However, he admitted that one significant reason might stand in the way of this much-anticipated comeback.

In an exclusive interview with The Sun, Sir David expressed his enthusiasm for revisiting the role that made him a household name: “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.”

Despite the desire for a reunion, the seasoned actor revealed the formidable obstacle that might prevent it. Jason solemnly acknowledged, “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.”

David with OFAH creator, John Sullivan and fellow Only Fools star Nicholas Lyndhurst.

David Jason Praises The Humour Of John Sullivan

John Sullivan, the creative force behind the iconic show, passed away in 2011 at the age of 64, leaving an indelible mark on British comedy. Sullivan crafted all 64 episodes of Only Fools and Horses, which aired from 1981 to 2003. His absence is deeply felt, and Jason’s acknowledgement of this hurdle adds a poignant note to the prospect of a revival.

Reflecting on the show’s legacy, Sir David mentioned, “To be honest with you, we would like [more Only Fools and Horses] 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.”

Despite the challenges, Sir David Jason reprised his role as Del Boy in a 2014 Sport Relief special. The character also made a stage appearance in 2019 as part of a West End musical adaptation. However, with the original creator gone, the chances of new television episodes seem slim.

The longing for more of Only Fools and Horses continues among fans more than two decades after the show concluded. The series originally ran on BBC One from 1981 to 1991, with occasional Christmas specials extending until 2003. The timeless humour and endearing characters have left a lasting mark on British television.

Exciting New Series For Only Fools Legend

As fans hold on to hope for a revival, Sir David Jason is not dwelling on the past. The versatile actor is gearing up for a new venture on our TV screens. Teaming up with The Repair Shop’s Jay Blades, he will embark on a journey across the UK, visiting steam fairs and air shows to meet talented craftspeople. The show, titled “David and Jay’s Touring Toolshed,” promises a fresh and entertaining perspective from the renowned actor.

David and Jay’s Toolshed will first be on Monday, the 22nd of January.

Sir David Jason continues to bring laughter and entertainment into our lives with his ever-evolving career. As fans eagerly await his upcoming series, the prospect of seeing Del Boy once more on our screens remains a dream that might be just out of reach.

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