We never thought we’d find Del Boy attractive, but based on the photos we’re seeing from the set of the Only Fools And Horses prequel we can safely say that we do.
We were excited to hear that a OFAH prequel was being made, but we were even more excited to hear that Inbetweeners star, and one of our favourite Flecking cover boys James Buckley would be playing young Del.
Even more excitingly, Nicholas Lyndhurst is to play Rodney’s father in a prequel to Only Fools And Horses.
The 47-year-old actor will play “art connoisseur” Freddie “The Frog” Robdal in the BBC One spin-off, working title Sex, Drugs And Rock ‘n’ Chips – who is the biological father of Rodney Trotter, the character which made his name in the hit comedy.
Writer John Sullivan says: “Sex, Drugs And Rock ‘n’ Chips hurtles us into the rough and unglamorous world of London in 1960 to discover the circumstances that led to Del and Rodney Trotter turning out the way they did.
“Nick Lyndhurst is a comedy genius and I can’t think of anyone better suited to bring the shady but charming Freddie Robdal to life, and James Buckley has a tough act to follow but is sure to do for leather bomber jackets and winkle-pickers what David Jason did for camel-haired coats and cocktail umbrellas!”