Bernard Cribbins drops out of Dad's Army remake, with new cast member revealed to replace him

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Bernard Cribbins has dropped out of the Dad's Army remake.

The comedy actor was lined up to play Private Godfrey in Gold's forthcoming remake of the classic BBC series titled Dad's Army: The Lost Episodes.

However, it has now been revealed that he will be stepping down from the role, citing "personal reasons" for his exit.

He will be replaced by Timothy West.

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Related: Dad's Army episodes are going to be remade with a new cast

The Dad's Army reboot was announced in October last year.

It will also star Kevin R. McNally, Robert Bathurst, Kevin Eldon, Mathew Horne, David Hayman and Tom Rosenthal.

Speaking previously, Gold's channel director, Gerald Casey: "As a Dad's Army devotee, I'm utterly thrilled that we're exclusively bringing these legendary lost masterpieces from Jimmy Perry and David Croft to life again after fifty years."

Pete Thornton, a senior commissioning editor at UKTV, added: "We've been working on this project for several years and will be respecting the genius of the original series."

Dad’s Army: The Lost Episodes will air on Gold later this year.

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