Only Fools and Horses star Sir David Jason has been seen with two bodyguards after it was revealed that he is getting round-the-clock protection after ‘a credible threat is made against him.’
The 77 year old was being guarded by two men in suits on and off the set of the BBC’s Still Open All Hours in Doncaster, Yorkshire.
It is thought that a threat against him was made a by an individual who has been described as a ‘nutter’.
Security threat: Sir David Jason was seen surrounded by security as he arrived on set for Still Open All Hours which was filming in Doncaster in Yorkshire
He is reportedly getting round-the-clock protection after ‘a credible threat was made against him’
Sir David Jason was in Doncaster filming scenes for Still Open All Hours
The star of comedy hit Only Fools and Horses was filming scenes for TV series Still Open All Hours in Doncaster with other cast members but his personal security was also present
An on-set source told The Sun: ‘Production and security have been told there has been talk of a real threat. No one is taking any chances.’
‘Security is extra tight compared to previous years and he has two suited guards who follow him everywhere.
‘They even follow his car when he leaves the set. The road they film on has been barriered off halfway along and sometimes even blocked with a van.’
During filming yesterday the former star of Only Fools and Horses cut an impressive figure as he opted for a dignified three piece suit.
Looking more like his best known character Del Boy than the errand boy turned shop owner Granville, the comedy knight was recently seen wearing a charcoal twill suit outside the front of his on-screen business.
With a bright scarlet tie he looks ready for business, leading many to question what will his character be up to in the fourth series of the show which airs at the end of 2017.
In recent recordings of the reboot he has always been clad in the trademark brown overcoat of his on-screen predecessor Arkwright, who was played by the late Ronnie Barker over four seasons between 1976 and 1985.
Stylish shop-keep: Sir David Jason, 77, swapped the usual grocer’s smock in favour of a dignified three piece suit which he donned while filming scenes for the latest series of BBC comedy classic, Open All Hours
Sense of fun: The dashing television sensation was raring to go when he goofed on the scene as he was clad in his trademark costume
Student becomes the shop-keep: A sequel to the original comedy series, entitled Still Open all Hours, was commissioned in 2013 following Ronnie Barker’s death in 2005
New look, same classic show: Still Open All Hours returned the historic grocer’s shop to British screens on Boxing Day 2013 and the original Christmas special was the most-watched show of the day.
Still Open All Hours is a comedy which follows the story of Granville (David) who takes over the family corner shop after inheriting the place from his uncle.
The British screen icon is joined by fellow favourite funny man, Johnny Vegas for the TV comedy’s fourth series.
Still Open All Hours returned the historic grocer’s shop to British screens on Boxing Day 2013 and the original Christmas special was the most-watched show of the day.
Recently the 77-year old actor was seen to still be full of life as he was pictured larking around with his cast and crew while filming episodes.
As the actor waited for his next scenes in front of the camera, he gladly seized the opportunity to embrace his cheeky side by pulling funny faces and goofing around.
The septuagenarian was even spotted flicking up a pair of finger ‘bunny ears’ above a crew members head while he wasn’t looking.
That’s one way to steal the scene! David Jason, 77, made bunny ears behind a crew member’s head in between breaks of filming on the set of Still Open All Hours in Doncaster on Monday