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Sir David Jason hints Only Fools and Horses could be cancelled today: ‘Not greeted well’ | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV


Sir David Jason, 82, has spoken out on the beginnings of Only Fools and Horses and the way he believes the show could be perceived today. The actor said the primary series of the hit BBC show “had about three people watching it” but bosses decided to maintain it regardless.

He said: “It was not greeted well. With comedy you’ve got to offer it time to breathe, so the audience can learn in regards to the characters.

“We got one other series and even given the prospect to maintain improving.”

“They don’t need to try this today, they only want the audience figures,” the Del Boy star concluded, in response to the Mirror.

David’s remarks come after his co-star John Challis issued a warning in regards to the way forward for comedy shortly before his death last 12 months.

Patrick Murray, who portrayed Mickey Pearce in Only Fools and Horses, also spoke out against censorship.

The 65-year-old actor admitted he would really like to see a movie revival of the series, but feared it will be “constrained” by “woke” culture.

He said he was concerned viewers would now take offence over the word “plonker”.

Patrick also explained he could be frightened the BBC could “break” the sitcom by being too cautious.

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