Sir David Jason to ‘return to TV screens with Only Fools And Horses Christmas special’
Del Boy is set to return to TV screens with an Only Fools And Horses Christmas special, it has been reported.
Legendary actor Sir David Jason, 83, is said to be fronting a new documentary on the hit sitcom alongside a whole host of the show’s favourite characters.
It will be one of David’s first television appearances since he had to have hip surgery earlier this year.
A TV source told The Sun: ‘It wouldn’t be Christmas without the Trotters, so this is a great way for viewers to get their Only Fools fix.
‘Producers were delighted when David was passed fit to appear following his surgery, so the special will be cushty for fans.’
Del Boy is set to return to TV screens with an Only Fools And Horses Christmas special, it has been reported (pictured in 1981 with Nicholas Lyndhurst)
Legendary actor Sir David Jason , 83, is said to be fronting a new documentary on the hit sitcom alongside a whole host of the show’s favourite characters
Sir David played Del Boy on BBC’s ‘Only Fools and Horses’ sitcom from 1981 to 2003.
The actor will reportedly be joined by Tessa Peake Jones, who played Raquel, to share some behind-the-scenes secrets, while fans Theo Paphitis and Krishnan Guru-Murthy will reflect on the magic of the show.
MailOnline has contacted Channel 5 for comment.
It comes after Sir David appeared on Lorraine last month and gave a health update following his surgery – revealing his ‘bionic’ hip is ‘wonderful’ after the Only Fools and Horses convention was postponed to January next year amid his health scare.
The actor confirmed his surgery had been ‘successful’ and filmed a clip of himself dramatically discarding his crutches.
Asked how he is doing following his operation, he told Lorraine: ‘I am on the mend’.
‘I am fine. I’m having a little trouble getting the muscles back because I was so infirm for two to three weeks as it were.
‘I wasn’t using the legs at all, that’s where I am at now, getting it back, doing some exercises. But the hip itself is wonderful.’
David was on the ITV show to talk about book The Twelve Dels of Christmas: My Festive Tales from Life and Only Fools.
The actor played Del Boy on the BBC ‘s ‘Only Fools and Horses’ sitcom from 1981 to 2003
The Only Fools and Horses convention was postponed to January next year amid David’s health scare with the actor apologising to fans in a statement
He also touched upon details of his upcoming show, Touring Toolshed, with Jay Blades.
Sir David previously shared a statement on his Facebook page about having to pull out of the planned Only Fools convention.
He wrote: ‘I am so very sorry for the disappointment and all the inconvenience it may cause but we are having to change the date of the forthcoming Only Fools and Horses Convention.
‘Unfortunately I have just been advised I need a new bionic body part fitted. I won’t tell you which part it is, or you will all want one!
‘And don’t worry it’s not being supplied by Monkey Harris, it’ll be the pukka gear.’
He added: ‘I really hope everyone will be able to make the new date January 13th and 14th.
‘We can all have something cushty to look forward to! These events are such an enjoyable celebration for myself and the rest of the ‘Only Fools’ cast, and it is such a privilege to meet so many of you, but I want to do it with the smile on my face I always have had.’
Last year, Sir David said he ‘would love’ to reprise his role as Del Boy.
The actor last appeared in character back in July of 2021 to wish Gareth Southgate and the England team good luck in the Euro 2020 final.
Before that, he starred in a 2014 Sports Relief sketch called Beckham in Peckham, which saw Del try and sell underpants called Golden Balls which were endorsed by David Beckham – with the footballer starring as himself.
He said: ‘I’ve always loved Del Boy, who is such a wonderful loser. I would love to revisit him, I need someone to write me a script.’
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