Bradley Walsh ‘to replace Sir David Jason’ in ITV reboot of The Darling Buds of May

Bradley Walsh ‘to replace Sir David Jason’ in ITV reboot of The Darling Buds of May


BRADLEY Walsh has been tipped to replace Sir David Jason in ITV's reboot of The Darling Buds of May.

The classic comedy originally aired between 1991 and 1993 and followed the Larkin family in 1950s rural England.

David, 80, played Sidney 'Pop' Larkin alongside Pam Ferris, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Philip Franks.

The Sun first reported news of a reboot last year, and now it has been claimed Bradley, 59, is being lined up to replace him on the show.

A source told The Mirror: "The original series, starring David Jason, Pam Ferris and Catherine Zeta-Jones, was an enormous hit so casting the remake has to be just right."

Copying Pop's catchphrase, they added: "Everyone thinks Bradley will do a brilliant job as Pop. He’s perfick.”

Discussing the reboot, a TV insider told The Sun in November: "A revamped version of The ­Darling Buds Of May is just the kind of show ITV needs to keep its reputation for making family-friendly dramas.

“It brought people together around the TV almost three decades ago, and they’re hoping it will provide the same shared experience once again.”

The news comes after it was claimed Bradley would return to Doctor Who as a guest star after a Christmas Special exit. 

The Chase host joined the BBC sci-fi series in 2018 but it has been claimed that Bradley has called time on his Tardis adventures as Graham.

Meanwhile Tosin Cole who plays Ryan, another friend of Jodie Whittaker's Doctor, is also set to depart following the festive special; Revolution of the Daleks.

However, says their exit could be open-ended, allowing both Bradley and Tosin to return sporadically despite no longer being part of the main cast.

This would be in keeping with other former companions such as John Barrowman's Captain Jack Harkness, who made a surprise cameo during the most recent series and has recurred in a number of other seasons without being billed as a regular.

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