Only Fools and Horses’ Tessa Peake-Jones and Gwyneth Strong reunite

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Solely Fools and Horses stars Tessa Peake-Jones and Gwyneth Robust made a shock look on Tuesday’s Free Ladies to debate the enduring sitcom, 41 years after it first hit TV screens.

The pair famously performed brothers Del Boy and Rodney’s wives Raquel and Cassandra respectively, and starred till its final ever episode in 2003.

Through the look Tessa, 64, who has continued to behave in Grantchester, and Gwyneth, 62, revealed that they had been initially solely set to star in a single episode of the present in 1988, however had been so fashionable they remained part of the solid till its finish.

Blast from the past: She was reunited with former co-star Gwyneth Strong

Reunited! Solely Fools and Horses stars Tessa Peake-Jones (left) and Gwyneth Robust (proper) made a shock look on Tuesday’s Free Ladies to debate the enduring sitcom

Through the interview Tessa, who ultimately tamed wheeler vendor Del Boy, revealed Free Ladies was filmed in the identical studio the place they recorded the present in its remaining years.

She stated: ‘We had been final right here 20 years in the past,’ the actress admitted. ’20 years in the past pacing up and down right here worrying about when the warm-up was on.

‘Will the viewers like us? Will we be alright? Will we bear in mind our traces? That was all right here within the ITV studio.’

Iconic: The pair famously played brothers Del Boy and Rodney's wives Raquel and Cassandra respectively, and starred until its last ever episode in 200

Iconic: The pair famously performed brothers Del Boy and Rodney’s wives Raquel and Cassandra respectively, and starred till its final ever episode in 200

Legendary: David Jason starred as the iconic wheeler dealer Del Boy Trotter (pictured)

Famous: The actor is pictured in 2015

Legendary: David Jason starred as the enduring wheeler vendor Del Boy Trotter within the collection (left within the present and the actor proper in 2015)

Throwback: Nicholas Lyndhurst played Del Boy's brother Rodney

Veteran: The actor is pictured in 2019

Throwback: Nicholas Lyndhurst (proper in 2019) performed Del Boy’s brother Rodney (left) without end embroiled in his money-making schemes 

Classic: In the comedy Raquel eventually tamed wheeler dealer Del Boy

Vintage: On Loose Women, Tessa (pictured) revealed she originally signed up for a single episode

Traditional: Through the interview Tessa (proper), whose character Raquel (left) ultimately tamed wheeler vendor Del Boy, revealed she initially signed up for a single episode

Love story: Gwyneth played Rodney's wife Cassandra

Revelation: She added that she and Tessa never filmed a scene alone together

Love story: Gwyneth (proper), who performed Rodney’s spouse Cassandra (left), added that she and Tessa by no means filmed a scene alone collectively

Solely Fools and Horses first hit screens in 1981, and centered on Peckham-based brothers Del Boy and Rodney Trotter of their quest to grow to be millionaires by way of dodgy offers and hilarious schemes.

The collection obtained quite a few awards, together with recognition from BAFTA, the Nationwide Tv Awards and the Royal Tv Society, in addition to particular person accolades for each David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst.

The programme ran for seven collection and 16 Christmas specials till 2003, with the ultimate episode of collection seven attracting a document viewers for a British sitcom of 24.3 million viewers.

Beloved: Gwyneth added that when they first joined the cast of Only Fools, they had no idea their characters would become so popular

Beloved: Gwyneth added that after they first joined the solid of Solely Fools, they’d no thought their characters would grow to be so fashionable

Amongst its most iconic moments had been the Heroes and Villains episode which noticed Del Boy and Rodney costume up as Batman and Robin, and the second the brothers lastly turned millionaires after discovering a uncommon watch.

Regardless of starring collectively on the present for a few years, Tessa and Gwyneth revealed they by no means filmed a scene collectively alone.

Gwyneth instructed the panel: ‘We spent our lives speaking to one another as a result of we made a friendship in a short time.’

‘It appears like we labored collectively however solely in group scenes so we had been by no means actually alone collectively as that wasn’t the push of the storyline.

‘It was about being their companions, I feel we spoke on the cellphone in a couple of episodes.’

Pals: Gwyneth told the panel: 'We spent our lives talking to each other because we made a friendship very quickly'

Buddies: Gwyneth instructed the panel: ‘We spent our lives speaking to one another as a result of we made a friendship in a short time’

Gwyneth added that after they first joined the solid of Solely Fools, they’d no thought their characters would grow to be so fashionable.

Cassandra made her first look in Peckham in 1989 as a love curiosity for Rodney, with the pair ultimately marrying and changing into mother and father, whereas Tessa’s character Raquel joined the solid in 1988.

‘We by no means noticed that coming in any respect, and once we went into it we did not it might be for a full collection,’ Gwyneth instructed the panel.

‘We had been each booked for an episode, it was all a bit final minute in order that helped in a approach. We thought it was thrilling to do one episode and it went from there.’  

Lovely Jubbly! Only Fools and Horses first hit screens in 1981, and focused on Peckham-based brothers Del Boy and Rodney Trotter in their quest to become millionaires

Beautiful Jubbly! Solely Fools and Horses first hit screens in 1981, and centered on Peckham-based brothers Del Boy and Rodney Trotter of their quest to grow to be millionaires

For the reason that present started, star David additionally performed Detective Inspector Jack Frost within the crime drama A Contact of Frost from the 1992 till 2010, and earlier in his profession had starred as Granville alongside Ronnie Barker within the sitcom Open All Hours.

He reprised his function within the sequel, Nonetheless Open All Hours, in 2014, and was knighted in 2005 for his providers to drama.

Nicholas went onto star as Gary Sparrow within the fashionable present Goodnight Sweetheart, which aired from 1993 to 1999.

He additionally starred in an Solely Fools and Horses prequel known as Rock & Chips, with the Inbetweeners actor James Buckley, in 2010, and the BBC detective drama New Tips because the aloof retired Detective Chief Inspector Dan Griffin. 

The collection additionally starred as Lennard Pearce as Del Boy and Rodney’s Grandad till the actor’s demise in 1984, with Buster Merryfield later taking over the function of Uncle Albert..

Veteran actors Roger Lloyd-Pack and John Challis additionally appeared as Set off and Boycie respectively. 

TV's golden age: The programme ran for seven series and 16 Christmas specials until 2003, with the final episode of series seven attracting a record audience of 24.3 million viewers

TV’s golden age: The programme ran for seven collection and 16 Christmas specials till 2003, with the ultimate episode of collection seven attracting a document viewers of 24.3 million viewers

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