Only Fools and Horses to return in Sport Relief sketch

Del Boy and Rodney Trotter will be back on our screens for the first time in more than a decade

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Only Fools and Horses is to return for a one-off sketch in this year’s Sport Relief, the BBC has confirmed. 

A spokeswoman says: “There are plans afoot for a short Only Fools and Horses sketch. Further details will be announced in the build up to the appeal night on March 21.”

This will be the first time Del Boy and Rodney Trotter, played by Sir David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst respectively, have starred in new episodes for more than a decade. 

The wheeler dealers were last seen in the 2003 Christmas special Sleepless in Peckham, after a seven series run from 1981 to 1991. 

The comedy sketch will also be the first time the show has run without writer John Sullivan, who died aged 64 in 2011. 

Jason himself has previously hinted more Trotter action would be on the way, telling the Times that Sullivan’s sons Dan and Jim had been working on one of his script ideas

Could this be the Sport Relief sketch, or are more full episodes on the way?

While they ponder the details, perhaps this little nugget will get the creative juices flowing…