David Jason reveals the truth on the “feud” between him and Nicholas Lyndhurst

Richard Bevan
Richard Bevan
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Only Fools and Horses icon Sir David Jason has recently addressed the longstanding rumours surrounding his alleged feud with co-star Nicholas Lyndhurst, revealing that the supposed rift is nothing more than gossip.

Setting the record straight, the 83-year-old actor affirmed, “You couldn’t have had a better co-partner than Nic. We liked and respected each other so much; we were genuinely good friends.”

The duo, portraying the iconic characters of Del Boy and Rodney Trotter, graced screens from 1981 until 2003. Dismissing claims of on-set discord, Jason shared insights into their camaraderie while filming Only Fools and Horses.

Reflecting on the emotional final scenes of the beloved sitcom, Sir David described the poignant moment: “We got a standing ovation in that studio for seven minutes. They wouldn’t let us go.” Director Tony Dow added, “I remember being in that studio and saying to the floor manager, ‘That’s it, that’s the end of Only Fools And Horses.’ The whole place exploded, the audience went potty.”

David Jason Reveals Behind The Scenes Mood

Sir David offered fans a glimpse into the backstage secrets of the show. He nostalgically shared, “We were genuinely good friends. You couldn’t have had a better co-partner than Nic. We liked and respected each other so much.” This revelation is a testament to the enduring friendship that fueled the success of Only Fools and Horses.

Sir David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst had a great friendship
David Jason has addressed fans in the wake of rumours of a feud between him and Nicholas Lyndhurst.

The sitcom, which ran from 1981 to 2003, gave birth to some of the most memorable episodes in television history, including ‘Time on Our Hands’ and ‘The Jolly Boys’ Outing.’ The tradition of enjoying a festive episode on Christmas Day has ingrained itself in households across the UK, solidifying Only Fools and Horses as a timeless classic.

While addressing the alleged feud, Jason also took the opportunity to set the record straight on a different front. Recent reports had hinted at a health scare for the veteran actor, but he reassured fans that he is on the road to recovery. Although the details of his health concerns were not disclosed, it’s clear that the 83-year-old is determined to keep his focus on the positive aspects of his life, including cherished friendships and the enduring legacy of Only Fools and Horses.

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