The heat is on! - Del Boy and Rodney out of Only Fools and Horses are all set to make a comeback, as writer John Sullivan, who has beeen pitching the idea to the BBC for years explains:
"I'd run out of ideas for Only Fools because once Del Boy actually became a millionaire it did't leave a lot to go at.
I mean, playing that music from The Omen every time baby Damian made an appearance got somewhat wearing, if not tiresome. So I thought to myself, how you do, that presenting Del Boy, Rodney, and Trigger when they were younger might be a good idea."
The BBC were said yesterday to be delighted with the concept as they battled against falling ratings, what with the Jonathon Ross/Russell Brand fiasco.
CBB star Verne Troyer is the hot tip to play Del Boy, with Liverpool footballer Fernando Torres, or Portsmouth striker Peter Crouch to play Rodney as likely bets.
Rumours that David Beckham is to portray Trigger have been hotly denied.
More as we get it.