It is the first time in 10 years that actors David Jason and
Nicholas Lyndhurst will reunite as brothers Derek and Rodney
Trotter, and Beckham jumped at the chance to be involved. The
last "Only Fools and Horses" reunion was a 2003 Christmas
The charity Comic Relief said in a statement on Tuesday that the
sketch would be broadcast as part of a star-studded television
night on March 21.
"To be able to record a new 'Only Fools and Horses' sketch is in
itself very special but for David Beckham, who is a huge fan of
the show, to be part of this is truly brilliant," said Comic
Relief Chief Executive Kevin Cahill.
"Only Fools and Horses", a British sitcom that ran in the 1980s,
follows the fortunes of the brothers, known as "Del Boy" and "Rodders",
in their dubious and often ill-fated attempts to get rich in
Peckham, south London.
As well as "Only Fools and Horses", the night of television will
also feature a special edition of "Strictly Come Dancing" with
paralympians and hosts including Gary Lineker, Claudia Winkleman
and Clare Balding.
Beckham, 38, last appeared in a sketch for Comedy Relief in 2012
when he cuddled up in bed with comedian James Corden. In 2010 he
jumped into a bath with Corden.
But the former Manchester United and Real Madrid midfielder, who
also played for AC Milan, the Los Angeles Galaxy and Paris St
Germain, has quashed speculation that he could take up a career
in acting after retiring as a player last May.
"I'm not very good at acting, so maybe it wouldn't be a very
good idea to go into that kind of industry," he said last month.
(Reporting by Julia Fioretti,
editing by Ed Osmond)
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