Only Fools And Horses star teases new TV reboot of classic comedy

Only Fools And Horses could return for a new TV run, if Paul Whitehouse has anything to say about it.

The 65-year-old actor plays both Grandad and Uncle Albert in the West End retelling of the classic comedy, and he’s hoping to bring the new version to television after the production ended its run at London’s Theare Royal earlier this year.

He told The Sun: ‘We’d love to do a TV version of the stage show and we think it would work well.

‘Our story involves both Granddad and Uncle Albert, Del Boy meeting Raquel and Rodney and Cassandra getting married so we basically condense the seven television series into two hours and 10 minutes.’

Paul knows any potential remake wouldn’t be able to ‘compete’ with the iconic original, he thinks fans would respond well.

He added: ‘While we can’t compete with the original show, you do get the whole story of Only Fools And Horses. It would be lovely to see our version adapted for television.’

During the stage show’s four-year run, Tom Bennett starred as Del Boy and Ryan Hutton played Rodney.

While there would no doubt be hope original stars like Sir David Jason could make a guest appearance, his co-star Nicholas Lyndhurst has previously dismissed the idea of returning for a revival.

Although Sir Jason, 83, is still alive, Only Fools writer John Sullivan died aged 64 in 2011, while Roger Lloyd Pack (Trigger), Kenneth MacDonald (Mike the Landlord) and Buster Merryfield (Uncle Albert) have also died since the show ended its run 30 years ago.

Nicholas previously said: ‘We can’t. John is no longer with us. John was the driving force of the show and we have also lost quite a few cast members now.

‘I don’t think I could do it without them and I certainly couldn’t do it without John.’

‘At the risk of depressing everyone, I think the last two times I’ve seen David has been at funerals,’ he added.

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