Sir David Jason is 'proud' of Only Fools and Horses' legacy
- Bang Showbiz
- 25 January 2015
Sir David Jason admits he's proud of the legacy he's created with 'Only Fools and Horses' and is pleased new generations are still finding it entertaining
Sir David Jason is "proud" that new generations find 'Only Fools and Horses' funny.
The 74-year-old actor starred as Del Boy in the comedy series from 1981 to 2003 and admits he's happy the humour has stood "the test of time".
He said: "I'm very proud. I think we're all proud of that job. It's setting fire to a new generation, which is exciting. Young kids, 11, 12 [years old], they're watching it and enjoying it, so long may it continue."
The 'Still Open All Hours' star also confessed that while he doesn't seek out the Christmas specials during the festive season, he does occasionally come across an old episode on TV and will watch it for a while.
Speaking at the National Television Awards he said: "Sometimes I'm looking through [the channels] to find a programme to watch and I will come across one and just before I change the channel I stop for a second and say, 'These guys aren't too bad!' "