‘Only Fools And Horses’ star John Challis has died, aged 79

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Challis played second-hand car dealer Terrance Aubrey ‘Boycie’ Boyce in the sitcom from 1981 to 2003 alongside David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst.

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John Challis at his home – Credit: Alamy

His character was so popular that he portrayed him once more, for the four series of spin-off show The Green Green Grass, alongside on-screen wife Marlene, played by Sue Holderness.

“Marlene without Boycie – it’s unthinkable,” she said.

“John Challis was my partner on screen and stage for 36 years and my beloved friend. RIP darling John. I will miss you every day.”

Other tributes have poured in on social media – you can see some of these here:





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