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Del Boy steps in to save Nelson Mandela house from demolition

The Only Fools and Horses hero wants the real-life block of flats that was home to the show’s colourful characters to be listed and preserved.

The building, Harlech Tower in Ealing, west London, is set to be knocked down and turned into a £1billion flats complex.

Sir David agrees with outraged fans of the BBC sitcom who say the piece of British TV history should be saved from the diggers.

He said: “Of course I do [want it listed], but they’re not going to listen to me are they? What a shame.

“It was probably of its time, that’s why we used it, it was great.”

There are plans for 1,950 homes to be initially built on the site, with more than 3,000 more planned.

Meanwhile, the 78-year-old actor revealed he was prepared to reprise his role as the cheeky wheeler-dealer for a new Only Fools musical. 

The show hits London’s West End next month.

David told the Daily Star at a Cirque du Soleil: Totem event: “I FURY: How the Daily Star broke news of the plans was going to do it, I was gonna do it! I wish them well and it’s a great idea, ever forward, ever onwards.”

However, the decision was made to go for younger actor Tom Bennett.

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