Sir David Jason of Only Fools and Horses still wears Del Boy’s clothes
The A Touch of Frost actor starred as the iconic wheel-dealer on the BBC show which ran in Peckham from 1981 to 1991, alongside the late Roger Lloyd Pack.
While the comedy ended in the early 90s, Sir David and other cast members reprized their roles in several Christmas specials leading into the early 2000s, with the final episode released on December 25, 2003.
The 82-year-old entertainer revealed he kept the market trader’s outfits, including the legendary sheepskin coat, much to his wife Gill Hinchcliffe’s chagrin.
Sir David quipped: ‘How dare you even suggest I’ve kept that bomber jacket, that black cap and that overcoat.’
He continued to The sun: “I didn’t steal them. . . they were given to me and because they were memories of my character, I grabbed them with both hands. I put them in a big suitcase and left.
“There’s one more sweater I’m wearing much to my wife Gill’s annoyance. She hates it and I love it.
“She says I should donate it to charity and I say no, it’s my memories of Fools and Horses. I’ll tell you what I have too, this big sheepskin coat that Del wore at the very beginning.
“Unfortunately I can’t wear this because it’s too strong but I love it.”
TV fans are still very fond of the classic programme, with a recent poll, by the Gold Channel, voting an Only Fools and Horses scene on funniest sitcom moment ever.
In the 1989 episode titled Yuppy Love, Del Boy tries to woo women at a bar, only to fall flat on his stomach as he tries to play it “cool”.
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