Only Fools, And Horses, And David Beckham

Rodney Trotter, Del Boy Trotter, and David Beckham

Rodney Trotter, Del Boy Trotter, and David Beckham

There’s always a moment of disjointed thinking that comes with a photo like this. On the left, Nicholas Lyndhurst and David Jason, clearly playing Rodney and Del Boy Trotter—the characters that made them British household names in the comedy Only Fools and Horses—for the first time in ages.

On the right, David Beckham, famous footba…ah, soccer person, and paparazzi magnet. Put the two together and you have… what, exactly?

Well it’s a skit from the BBC’s Sport Relief charity telethon, which is on the way on March 21.

It’s the first time David and Nicholas have appeared as Del Boy and Rodney in 18 years. As the show is set in the Peckham area of South London, Sport Relief are using the inspired hashtag #BeckhaminPeckham.

The first big reveal came via their Twitter feed, showing this picture of David having a chat with the Trotter boys in a cafe:

The announcement comes only days after the death of Roger Lloyd-Pack, who played Trigger—the biggest fool in Only Fools—although clearly this is something that’s been planned for a long time.

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Fraser McAlpine

Fraser McAlpine

Fraser is a British writer, broadcaster and the the author of the book Stuff Brits Like. He is Anglophenia's resident Brit blogger, having written BBC Radio 1's Chart Blog, the Top of the Pops website, and for NME, the Guardian and elsewhere. Favorite topics include slang, Doctor Who and cramming as much music into Anglophenia as he can manage. He invites you to join him on Twitter: @csi_popmusic
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