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Only Fools and Horses star David Jason set to host new TV show

Only Fools and Horses star David Jason set to host new TV show

The actor is set to return to the screen at the age of 83

Only Fools and Horses fans will no doubt be very happy to hear that David Jason is set to return to our screens in a brand new show.

Now 83, the actor won't be reprising his role as Del Boy unfortunately.

David Jason is best known for his role as Del Boy.

He is instead lined up to appear as his much-loved self in a BBC Two series titled Touring Toolshed.

Jason is set to be teaming up in the show with presenter and furniture restorer Jay Blades, who is known for his appearances on The Repair Shop and Jay's Yorkshire Workshop.

Together, the pair have been touring the UK to film in different locations and welcoming guests to show off some of the projects they've been working on.

Members of the public are invited to get involved with the show, with the BBC on the hunt for people who have an 'impressive hobby project that you'd love to show off or do you want to take your crafting skills to another level'.

The series celebrates 'amateur tinkerers, crafters and creatives bursting with inspiration from all aspects of the crafting world', welcoming everything from toy trains to a 'full-sized plane'.

"No matter how big, small or unfinished, we’d love to help you perfect your project," the BBC says.

Hobbyists are encouraged to get in touch for the show.

Jason has expressed his delight at being able to get stuck in to a new venture, as he commented: "It’s great to be back on the nation’s TV screens doing something totally different.

"I’ve played a lot of roles in my time but, to be myself, show off my creative passion and help the wonderful people we meet along the way resolve their mechanical masterpiece issues is very rewarding.

“I’ve really enjoyed being on the road with Jay where we have built up a great friendship and had a lot of fun, which I hope the viewers will enjoy watching when it airs.”

Jay, meanwhile, is said to be struggling to believe he's making a show with his 'real-life hero', according to a source who spoke to The Sun.

Applications to get involved with Touring Toolshed are open until 30 June, with the BBC welcoming applications from across the UK, but mostly from hobbyists in the Midlands, Cheshire and Northern Scotland, where filming will take place.

Touring Toolshed will be the latest in a long list of achievements for Jason, whose TV credits also include A Touch of Frost, Danger Mouse and The Darling Buds of May.

Featured Image Credit: Allstar Picture Library Limited. / Alamy Stock Photo / BBC

Topics: TV and Film, BBC, Celebrity