Patrick Murray starred as Mickey Pearce on iconic sitcom Only Fools and Horses and has admitted he would love to be a part of a reboot of the series
Only Fools and Horses star Patrick Murray has confessed he would love to be a part of the show once again, but fears any new episode could fall foul of wokery.
The 65-year-old actor, who played Rodney’s pal Mickey Pearce on the sitcom, followed in David Jason’s footsteps in admitting he’s open to taking up his role in the iconic series once again.
But he admitted he would be worried that the BBC could ruin the show by being too cautious.
The star made the prediction that the word “plonker” would no longer be allowed as it could be seen as offensive in today’s world.
Speaking to The Sun, he opened up about a potential reboot and said: “It would be lovely to do another one but I do worry we would be constrained because we can’t take the mickey out of each other.
“Rodney was a plonker, but nowadays people would find calling each other ‘plonkers’ offensive.”
He continued: “The woke thing has got a bit ridiculous. People with nothing better to do will write in saying they’ve been insulted.”
He also claimed that he thought the BBC doesn’t like showing the hilarious scene where Del Boy fell through the bar due to the background behind the skit.
“If ‘Fools and Horses is out of order, we’re in trouble,” he said.
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David Jason has recently admitted he too would be open to appearing in “one last” episode of the hit show.
The veteran actor, 81, last starred as Del Boy in 2003, but he still feels he has unfinished business with the wheeler-dealer.
“I’ve always loved Del Boy, who is such a wonderful loser. I would love to revisit him, I need someone to write me a script.”
And Nicholas Lyndhurst, who starred as Rodney, also dismissed claims he was quitting showbiz following the tragic death of his son.
The 60-year-old has steered clear of the spotlight since his son died following a brain tumour at 19 years old in 2020 but his reps have come out to say he will “continue his career”.
Earlier in the week, Patrick revealed he had been diagnosed with cancer.
He told fans on Twitter he has a tumour in his lung. He wrote: “Naturally I wanted to keep my own health problems private, but failing to fully endorse this ad would be selfish.
“Thanks to my ultrascan I have a fighting chance.
“It showed my organs needed further investigation and tumours were spotted.
“This led to a PET scan which covers a much larger area.
“To my wonderful surprise these lesions were not cancerous but the scan did find an early-stage cancerous tumour in my lung. This has since been removed.
“I am tweeting now, which wouldn’t be the case if I hadn’t had the ultrasound all those months ago.”
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