Only Fools and Hoses' David Jason still wears Del Boy's clothes
Only Fools and Horses' Sir David Jason still wears some of Del Boy Trotter's clothes.
The 82-year-old actor played the legendary TV character from 1981 until the BBC sitcom's last-ever episode in 2003, and he still has a number of market trader Del's garments, including his iconic sheepskin coat and a jumper he wears, much to his wife Gill Hinchcliffe's displeasure.
He said: "How dare you even suggest that I kept that bomber jacket, and that black cap, and that overcoat.
"I didn’t steal them . . . they were offered to me and because they were memories of my character, I grabbed them with both hands. I put them in a big suitcase and off I went.
"There’s still one sweater I wear much to my wife Gill’s chagrin. She hates it and I love it.
"She says I should give it to charity and I say no, it’s my memories of Fools and Horses. I’ll tell you what I’ve also got, that big sheepskin coat that Del wore right at the beginning.
"Unfortunately, I can’t wear that because it’s too loud but I love it."
'Only Fools' came to an end on Christmas Day 2003 with feature-length episode 'Sleepless in Peckham', and the show's creator John Sullivan passed away eight years later aged 64.
David admits he can't see another episode ever being made because John is the "only person" he would "trust" with the script, but he recall the pair once turning down the chance to make an 'Only Fools' movie.
He added to The Sun newspaper: "I think the company that wanted us to make that film was the same that made the Carry On films. They were very popular and I suppose quite successful. But John and I were not that impressed because they were made quite cheaply.
"Although they were successful and funny, they didn’t look like they were made in Hollywood, did they?
"So we turned it down. And that was the only time we ever considered doing that. It wasn’t given the ideology that it would have some class about it, let me put it that way."