PUBLISHED: 10:32, Mon, Sep 21, 2020 | UPDATED: 10:32, Mon, Sep 21, 2020
Sir David will honour the 80th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain today in the ITV documentary ‘Flying for Britain’ and remember those who fought during World War 2. The legendary actor, 80, established himself as a comedic icon through TV shows including ‘The Darling Buds of May’, ‘A Touch of Frost’ and ‘Only Fools and Horses’. In an unearthed interview Sir David revealed what his comedic creation ‘Del Boy’ would have thought about Britain’s decision to leave the European Union.
Sir David starred as the notorious wheeler dealer from Peckham, South London, in episodes of the hit show ‘Only Fools and Horses’ and other spin-offs.
The character, who appeared on screens from 1981 until 2003, came fourth in a Channel 4 poll of the nation’s 100 Greatest TV Characters.
According to the legendary actor, who reflected on how Del Boy would fit in the modern world, he would have staunch views on Brexit.
But instead of considering the politics behind leaving the EU, Sir David claimed he would have seen it as yet another money making scheme – or “a nice little earner”.
He said: “When it comes to Brexit Del would just think, ‘We’ll earn out of this, Rodders’.
“One day he’d be flogging something to people who want to leave and then the next day he’d be flogging something to people who want to stay.”
Sir David claimed the character would definitely “find out a way to use it” for his own benefit, during a 2018 interview with The Sun.
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