Only Fools and Horses cast made Lennard Pearce refuse to work due to epic prank

Only Fools and Horses was a hilarious comedy that could raise a smile from anyone.

However it turns out that the comedy wasn't just saved for the screen and to be a part of the iconic cast you definitely had to have a sense of humour.

David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst, aka Del Boy and Rodney, were well known pranksters on the set and would be constantly teasing their friends and co-stars.

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However, they once took a prank a little too far with co-star Lennard Pearce, aka Grandad, who refused to work until producer Ray Butt talked him round.

Most of the time Lennard put up with the pranks and even laughed at the jokes – even though they were mostly about him.

However one day the two cheeky lads took a prank a little too far.

The dynamic duo thought that it would be funny to make some adjustments to Lennard's costume.

They nailed his shoes to the floor, and turned his outfit inside-out.

This didn't however have the funny effect that they had hoped for and Lennard was left fuming.

He refused to come back to work until producer Ray Butt talked him round.

Writing for the Daily Mail in 2013, Jason described the incident: "When filming began, Nicholas and I bonded quickly, despite our 21-year age difference.

"We shared a love of mucking about, although we sometimes went too far.

"Lennard Pearce normally saw the funny side of things but once, when we broke into the wardrobe room, turned his costume inside out and nailed his shoes to the floor, he refused to work until we apologised effusively."

This comes after it was announced an episode of Only Fools and Horses was banned from TV for almost 20 years because it showed loveable rogue Del Boy Trotter as a cruel and nasty bully.

A Royal Flush was originally broadcast at Christmas in 1986 and featured “Plonker” Rodney (Nicholas Lyndhurst) becoming friends with the daughter of a duke.

His cheeky older brother Del (Sir David Jason) tries – and fails – to help him make the right impression when they mingle with high society.

The show was only finished just hours before broadcast and contained no audience laughter.

And after it aired, creator John Sullivan said he “hated it” as certain scenes were too dark and made the nation’s much loved Del Boy look totally out of character.

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