Tessa Peake-Jones: I only meet Only Fools and Horse cast at funerals

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 7 November 2014
Tessa Peake-Jones

Tessa Peake-Jones

Actress Tessa Peake-Jones feels like she only meets her former 'Only Fools and Horses' co-stars at funerals, following the death of Roger Lloyd-Pack who played Trigger

Tessa Peake-Jones feels like she only sees her former 'Only Fools and Horses' co-stars at funerals.

The 57-year-old actress - who played Raquel Welch on the popular sitcom - admitted that she feels sad about not keeping in contact with old cast members following the deaths of Roger Lloyd-Pack (Trigger), Roy Heather (Sid) and the show's writer, John Sullivan.

Tessa said: "As a team we were all incredibly close. We were like a big family. But we have been to a lot of funerals recently and another one hits the dust with Roy."

The actress revealed that she was particularly "shocked" by the passing of Roger, who died aged 69 after suffering from pancreatic cancer and the death of John, who passed away after battling pneumonia aged 64.

She told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "I was quite shocked about Roger because I didn't realise he was ill. And John Sullivan was supposedly getting better.

"You think, 'Oh God, you weren't prepared for these.

"John and Roger were only in their 60s so it's a bit miserable. You don't know what is around the corner, so now I live for everyday."

The last episode of 'Only Fools and Horses' - which also starred Sir David Jason as Del Boy and Nicholas Lyndhurst as Rodney - was filmed in 2003 but Tessa appeared to rule out the possibility of a reunion.

She explained: "A reunion would be brilliant and if John had stayed alive we would have got back together. But it's difficult now. He was the genius behind it. I don't know who else would take it on."

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