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Fans including Ricky Hatton charged nearly £400 to have a photo with Sir David Jason

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Only Fools And Horses fans – including boxer Ricky Hatton – forked out close to £400 over the weekend for a chance to pose for a photo with sitcom star Sir David Jason.

The 80-year-old actor was in attendance at the David Jason & Friends event at The Sharnbrook Hotel in Bedford – which offered the opportunity to visit the reconstructed set from the show.

Only Fools And Horses buffs were welcomed into Del Boy’s flat – but coughed up £375 to have a photo with the star of the erstwhile series and get his autograph.

Heavyweight fan! Among the fans present were boxer Ricky Hatton, who posted snaps of him and Sir David online

Heavyweight fan! Among the fans present were boxer Ricky Hatton, who posted snaps of him and Sir David online

Heavyweight fans! Only Fools And Horses fans – including boxer Ricky Hatton – forked out close to £400 over the weekend for a chance to pose for a photo with sitcom star Sir David Jason

The event offered a cheaper option as well – £55 for a snap in the flat without Sir David, or £255 to have a photo with Sir David but not his autograph.

Those wanting an autograph as well shelled out another £120 for the pleasure.

Donations from this event will be gifted by both the organisers and Sir David to the charity Diabetes UK.

Among the fans present were boxer Ricky, who posted snaps of him and Sir David online, captioning this: ‘Met one of my heroes today. Sir David Jason (Del Boy). Absolutely made up!’ 

Trotting about: Only Fools And Horses aired on the BBC from 1981 to 2003 and produced seven series and various special episodes [Sir David is pictured during the show's run with co-star Nicholas Lyndhurst]

Trotting about: Only Fools And Horses aired on the BBC from 1981 to 2003 and produced seven series and various special episodes [Sir David is pictured during the show's run with co-star Nicholas Lyndhurst]

Trotting about: Only Fools And Horses aired on the BBC from 1981 to 2003 and produced seven series and various special episodes [Sir David is pictured during the show’s run with co-star Nicholas Lyndhurst]

What you get: The event marks the first time Sir David has attended an Only Fools And Horses convention

What you get: The event marks the first time Sir David has attended an Only Fools And Horses convention

What you get: The event marks the first time Sir David has attended an Only Fools And Horses convention

What you get: The event marks the first time Sir David has attended an Only Fools And Horses convention

What you get: The event marks the first time Sir David has attended an Only Fools And Horses convention

You plonker! Sir David larked around with his fan on set

You plonker! Sir David larked around with his fan on set

Heavyweight fan! Among the fans present were boxer Ricky, who posted snaps of him and Sir David online

Up-sold! Sir David is worth an estimated £7 million

Up-sold! Sir David is worth an estimated £7 million

Up-sold! Sir David is worth an estimated £7 million

Pricey! The 80-year-old actor was in attendance at the David Jason & Friends event in London, which offered the opportunity to visit the reconstructed set from the show

Ricky captioned the snap: 'Met one of my heroes today. Sir David Jason (Del Boy). Absolutely made up!'

Ricky captioned the snap: 'Met one of my heroes today. Sir David Jason (Del Boy). Absolutely made up!'

Ricky captioned the snap: ‘Met one of my heroes today. Sir David Jason (Del Boy). Absolutely made up!’

Trading places: As well as the set from the Trotters' flat, the trusty yellow Reliant Robin van from the show was also on site

Trading places: As well as the set from the Trotters' flat, the trusty yellow Reliant Robin van from the show was also on site

Trading places: As well as the set from the Trotters’ flat, the trusty yellow Reliant Robin van from the show was also on site

Busy! The event was packed to the rafters with hardcore fans

Busy! The event was packed to the rafters with hardcore fans

Busy! The event was packed to the rafters with hardcore fans

Eagerly awaited: The masses were excited to get a glimpse of Sir David

Eagerly awaited: The masses were excited to get a glimpse of Sir David

Eagerly awaited: The masses were excited to get a glimpse of Sir David

As well as the set from the Trotters’ flat, the trusty yellow Reliant Robin van from the show was also on site.

Other characters in attendance were Boycie and Marlene – played by John Challis and Sue Holderness .

The characters ended up with their own spin-off series, The Green Green Grass. 

Guest stars: Other characters in attendance were Boycie and Marlene - played by John Challis and Sue Holderness - who ended up with their own spin-off series, The Green Green Grass

Guest stars: Other characters in attendance were Boycie and Marlene - played by John Challis and Sue Holderness - who ended up with their own spin-off series, The Green Green Grass

Guest stars: Other characters in attendance were Boycie and Marlene – played by John Challis and Sue Holderness – who ended up with their own spin-off series, The Green Green Grass

Catching up: Sir David chatted to his pal and former co-star John

Catching up: Sir David chatted to his pal and former co-star John

Catching up: Sir David chatted to his pal and former co-star John

Classic comedy: The show concluded on Christmas Day 2003 with the episode Sleepless In Peckham, which drew in 16.37 million viewers [pictured with Sir David and Nicholas is Buster Merryfield who played Uncle Albert from 1984-1999]

Classic comedy: The show concluded on Christmas Day 2003 with the episode Sleepless In Peckham, which drew in 16.37 million viewers [pictured with Sir David and Nicholas is Buster Merryfield who played Uncle Albert from 1984-1999]

Classic comedy: The show concluded on Christmas Day 2003 with the episode Sleepless In Peckham, which drew in 16.37 million viewers [pictured with Sir David and Nicholas is Buster Merryfield who played Uncle Albert from 1984-1999]

Spin  off: A musical based on the show is currently running in London's West End

Spin  off: A musical based on the show is currently running in London's West End

Spin  off: A musical based on the show is currently running in London’s West End

Only Fools And Horses aired on the BBC from 1981 to 2003 and produced seven series and various special episodes.

The show concluded on Christmas Day 2003 with the episode Sleepless In Peckham, which drew in 16.37 million viewers.

A musical based on the show is currently running in London’s West End. 

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