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John Challis
John Challis
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Only Fools and Horses star John Challis is heading to Lancashire next month – and his story might offer a few surprises.

Everyone knows him as Boycie from the most popular British sitcom of all time, it won a bbc poll and also attracted a record 24.3 million viewers for a single episode.

And it’s not over, with a Sport Relief sketch being filmed this month with David Beckham.

But in this touring show he also reveals his links to:

The Beatles – he was asked to appear in their Magical Mystery Tour film,

Dr Who and Coronation Street – he appeared in both, and George Best and Oliver Reed – whom he drank with.

Challis will be playing Thwaites Empire, Blackburn, on Thursday, March 27.