David Beckham to make a guest appearance in Only Fools and Horses Sport Relief sketch

The footballer will join Del Boy and Rodney for their first reunion in a decade

David Beckham is to make a guest appearance in a one-off Only Fools and Horses sketch for Sport Relief in March.

Lead characters Del Boy and Rodney, played by Sir David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst respectively, will be reunited for the first time in a decade when the sketch is screened on the BBC One charity night.

Jason and Lyndhurst last revived their roles as the wheeler-dealer Trotter brothers in a 2003 Christmas special. In the Sport Relief sketch, Beckham joins the duo around a greasy spoon café table in Peckham.

Beckham, 38, has featured on Sport Relief in the past. In a 2012 spoof, he snuggled up with comedian James Corden in bed and the pair shared a bath. 

This year’s show airs on Friday 21 March and will include a Strictly Come Dancing special with a number of sporting stars.

Last Thursday, the cast of Only Fools and Horses were saddened to learn of the death of Roger Lloyd Pack, who played dopey road-sweeper Trigger in the hit comedy series.

Jason led the tributes to his co-star, honouring Lloyd Pack as a “very quiet, kind and unassuming actor who was a pleasure to work with”.

Roger Lloyd-Pack: Best of Trigger's Only Fools and Horses scenes

“Although he played the simple soul of Trigger in Only Fools and Horses, he was a very intelligent man and a very fine actor capable of many roles,” he said. “I shall remember him with fondness and for all the good times we had together.”

Take a look back through Roger Lloyd-Pack's career in pictures: