Sir David Jason confesses love of lewd innuendos – but causes offence with 'bend down' remark

File photo dated 26/1/2011 of Sir David Jason who as signed a deal to publish his memoir after almost half a century in the entertainment world.
Sir David Jason is very proud of his innuendos. (PA)

Sir David Jason has confessed to a love of making lewd innuendos, admitting they are usually directed at “females”.

The 79-year-old star of Only Fools And Horses and Open All Hours revealed he likes to make risque remarks about his co-stars to camera that are not suitable for broadcast – warning they should not “bend down” in front of him.

Sir David told The One Show: “I tend to, if I see something with any male or female – usually it’s the females I must admit – but I will pass a comment and observe and put it on camera and they’ll save it – can’t use it because it’s a bit... sensitive.

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“So what I got at the end of this series [of the 2019 Christmas special of Still Open All Hours] was an award and it’s a Golden Sausage – it’s the award for the best innuendo.”

He added: “You’ve got to use your imagination… When they say they gave me an award for the best innuendo - what was it that I saying or what was I doing? I mean, you daren’t bend down if I’m in the show.”

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The “bend down” remark by the star of A Touch Of Frost, The Darling Buds Of May and Danger Mouse was a little too much for some viewers of the BBC’s family-friendly chat show.

@We_R_HighamHill tweeted: “Did David Jason just say that girls better not bend over near me? He might be delighted with his innuendo award but not sure that story worked so well on live TV.”

While @StarCur1 wrote: “I accidentally watched The One Show. Did anyone else hear David Jason casually saying he harasses [people at] work? Cos that’s definitely how I heard it.”