'Blame Del Boy for Brexit', says John Challis

John Challis

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Del Boy is to blame for Brexit, according to fellow Only Fools and Horses actor John Challis.

Mr Challis, who played Boycie in the series, told talkRADIO's Julia Hartley-Brewer that his own character probably would have voted to remain.

The actor said: “I blame Del Boy for Brexit. A lot of the blame can be laid at his door, shall we say?

“I think Boycie, as a second-hand car dealer, would have looked very carefully at what was going to affect his business but I think he would have ended up in a remain position."



Mr Challis has signed a petition for a statue of Del Boy to be erected on the site of the  tower block that served as the fictional Nelson Mandela House.

While the series was set in Peckham, south east London, Harlech Tower in north London was used as a filming location.

The tower block is due to be demolished, reportedly to make way for a block of luxury flats. 

Fans of the classic TV series, supported by comedy network Gold, have asked Ealing Council to erect a tribute to Del Boy, played by Sir David Jason, outside the new development.