Football legend David Beckham to join Del and Rodney in Only Fools and Horses sketch for Sport Relief

Shazam Productions is pleased to be able to confirm that football legend David Beckham will be appearing in the forthcoming Only Fools and Horses sketch for Sport Relief.

David will appear alongside David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst in the short sketch. Written by Jim Sullivan and Dan Sullivan, the one-off sketch includes unused material written by their father John Sullivan OBE, who created and wrote every episode of the series.

“David Beckham got in touch back in September last year saying he is a big fan of Only Fools and wondering if there was a possibility of doing something together for Sport Relief 2014,” says Jim Sullivan.

“Since Dad passed away back in April 2011 we have been asked a few times whether we’d  be interested in writing any new material for Only Fools and we have always said no, our intention being to protect the work and not to attempt adding to it.

“However, Sport Relief being such a worthy cause, and with the opportunity to help raise a lot of money, we felt things were different this time, and we also knew that Dad would approve.”

The sketch will be broadcast on BBC One as part of Sport Relief in March. For more details about Sport Relief please click here.