Only Fools and Horses

Only Fools and Horses Del Boy SLAMS Mrs Brown’s Boys over ‘crude language’

The Del Boy actor objects to the “strong” language used by Brendan O’Carroll as potty-mouthed Irish mammy Agnes Brown.

He said: “I like Mrs Brown’s Boys but I do find that perhaps the language is a bit strong for a family show.”

Fans of the programme clearly disagree – seven million tuned into the recent festive episode, making it the BBC’s most watched programme on Christmas Day.

But Sir David, who played wheeler-dealing wide-boy Del Boy Trotter in Only Fools And Horses, clocked up over three times as many viewers – a whopping 24million – for his sitcom’s classic Christmas episode in 1996.

The actor also revealed yesterday that the BBC have ordered more series of Still Open All Hours in which he stars as former errand boy Granville.

Sir David starred in the original Open All Hours alongside the late Ronnie Barker, who played penny-pinching shop-keeper Albert Arkwright – and when it was revived in 2013, with Granville taking over the shop, it proved a huge hit.

He added: “It’s doing so well. They’ve asked me to do some more and why should I refuse my public?”

Last night TV insiders pointed out Only Fools And Horses used to air in the “family-friendly” pre-watershed time slot, while Mrs Brown’s Boys has always gone out after 9pm because of its content.

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