Veteran actor David Jason has refused to revisit his beloved ONLY FOOLS AND HORSES character DEL BOY, after deeming himself too old to play the cockney conman.

Award-winning Jason, 65, last appeared on the small screen as cheeky Del Boy in the Christmas 2003 special SLEEPLESS IN PECKHAM, but has decided the episode of the long-running British TV comedy was his last.

Co-star SUE HOLDERNESS, who plays BOYCIE's wife MARLENE, says, "David thinks he's too old to play Del now.

"For the last three years, JOHN (SULLIVAN - writer) has thought maybe David would decided to do more because everyone else wanted to. But I think he's got the message now and sadly there won't be any more episodes."

Only Fools And Horses - the story of two London brothers struggling to earn a living by selling illegal goods - first hit TV screens in 1981.

26/07/2005 09:08