Sir David Jason thinks Del Boy would have backed Brexit.

Sir David Jason

Sir David Jason

The 78-year-old actor starred as the iconic character in the sitcom 'Only Fools and Horses' and David believes he would have supported Britain's exit from the European Union because he would have seen it as a "nice little earner".

Speaking to The Sun newspaper, he shared: "When it comes to Brexit Del would just think, 'We'll earn out of this, Rodders'.

"One day he'd be flogging something to people who want to leave and then the next day he'd be flogging something to people who want to stay.

"For him, he would find out a way to use it. The big political question about staying or leaving wouldn't interest him, he would just be thinking, 'How do we earn out of this, Rodders?'."

'Only Fools and Horses' was set in Peckham, South London, which has historically been known as one of the toughest areas of the city.

But Peckham is now considered to be an up-and-coming neighbourhood, prompting David to joke that Del Boy was "ahead of the time".

The London-born star - who first appeared as Del Boy in 1981 - said: "Del would have said it's the place to be. It's always been as far as he's concerned.

"Del knew it would be coming and that's why he lived there. It's obvious. He was well ahead of the time."

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