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Watch: Only Fools and Horses’ Del Boy doing a Welsh accent is a hit on TikTok

20 Sep 2022 2 minute read
Rodney and Del Boy in a classic scene from Only Fools and Horses (Credit: BBC)

He was known for being a wide boy Cockney chancer, a ducking diving comedy legend, but a famous scene from long-running sitcom Only Fools and Horses which sees Del Boy puts on a Welsh accent has re-emerged on social media for a new generation.

The scene sees Del’s hapless brother Rodney applying for a job unbeknown it’s with Del Boy himself has recently been posted on TikTok, where a younger generation who missed the hit comedy the first time around are getting the chance to discover this comedy gold.

Taking on the guise of Welsh business owner Ivor Hardy, Del winds up his brother a treat – and of course – much laughter ensues.

The scene comes from the episode ‘Modern Men’ – which was part of a Christmas trilogy screened in 1996.


It’s perhaps not widely known that David Jason, the actor who played Del Boy in the much loved sitcom which ran for 22 years, had Welsh heritage present throughout his life.

His mum Olwen Jones, was Welsh, from Merthyr, while the legendary actor lived with his long-term girlfriend, Welsh actress Myfanwy Talog, for 18 years and nursed her through breast cancer until she sadly died in 1995.

Now the 82-year-old actor is entertaining new generations of comedy fans thanks to social media platforms like TikTok.

Watch and enjoy!

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1 year ago

I’m not surprised David Jason was able to do a convincing Welsh accent on Only Fools & Horses being half Welsh himself on his mother’s side not forgetting he had a long-term relationship with Welsh actress Myfanwy Talog until her untimely death to cancer in 1996. I know his mother had great affinity with Talog and she even used to refer to her as her as her Welsh daughter even though they were not officially married. I think also David Jason or should I say David White to give him his real name used to be at one time an… Read more »

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