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Only Fools and Horses stars Sir David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst 'no longer speak'

Anish Vij

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Only Fools and Horses stars Sir David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst 'no longer speak'

Only Fools and Horses star Sir David Jason has suggested that he no longer sees and speaks to his on-screen brother Nicholas Lyndhurst.

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Market traders Del Boy (Sir David Jason) and Rodney (Nicholas Lyndhurst) took the nation by storm when the comedy sitcom first came out back in 1981.

The legendary TV show was shown on the BBC and ran for over 20 years.

Well, Only Fools and Horses fans will be gutted to learn that the pair of on-screen brothers have drifted apart, Jason has suggested.

The Del Boy character, 82, told Radio Times: "He's much more, how can I say, self-contained, perhaps, than he used to be.

"So, unfortunately, we don't see each other as much as I'd like to. But that's how things work out sometimes."

He added: "I miss it terribly. It wasn't like going to work. It was going to have some fun with your mates. We loved each other."

Only Fools and Horses star Sir David Jason has suggested that he no longer sees his on-screen brother Nicholas Lyndhurst. Credit: BBC
Only Fools and Horses star Sir David Jason has suggested that he no longer sees his on-screen brother Nicholas Lyndhurst. Credit: BBC

Jason says he sometimes 'brings Derek Trotter back to life' during meet and greets.

"I do morph into Del sometimes to make people laugh. I enjoy it. I realise it’s a pretty low shot, but it makes life easier for me on occasion. When I meet people sometimes, they’re a bit stiff and awkward to get on with," he said.

Earlier this year, Lyndhurst's representatives previously denied claims the star is retiring from acting following the tragic death of his son Archie.

Aged just 19, Archie passed away in 2020 after suffering a brain haemorrhage and close friend Laurence Marks previously suggested that Lyndhurst, 61, might not return to public life.

Laurence told the Daily Star Sunday: "Nicholas underwent a tragedy. It must have broken his heart. It would break anyone's heart.

"He has always kept himself to himself and now he'll do that more than ever.

"Now he's lost his son, he'll never come out again. I doubt we will see him do any more acting."

The actor's camp later insisted that retirement claims were 'ridiculous'.

A representative for Lyndhurst told MailOnline: "It is complete nonsense that Nicholas Lyndhurst is retired or retiring.

"Of course he and his wife are devastated by the sudden loss of their young son but Mr. Lyndhurst will continue his career with any parts and scripts that attract him.

"He continues to constantly receive offers."

Nicholas Lyndhurst, Lucy Smith and their late son Archie Lyndhurst. Credit: WENN Rights Ltd / Alamy Stock Photo
Nicholas Lyndhurst, Lucy Smith and their late son Archie Lyndhurst. Credit: WENN Rights Ltd / Alamy Stock Photo

Lyndhurst's wife Lucy previously shared an emotional tribute to their son on Instagram, which read: "It's so hard to believe that it's already been a week since we passed a year without you.

"Thank you to everyone who came to show their love for our magical boy. Your friendship and kindness is beyond amazing and incredibly appreciated.

"To have to live without you is the biggest test of endurance we will ever face. We miss you every second of everyday. Life threw us the cruelest card.

"Who would have thought that the silence in a home could be so deafening. We love you with every fibre of our being Archie. That will never change."

Featured Image Credit: WENN Rights Ltd / Alamy AJ Pics / Alamy

Topics: TV and Film, UK News, Celebrity

Anish Vij
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