ONLY Fools and Horses star John Challis, a household name for his portrayal of used car dealer Boycie in the hit TV show, is taking his one-man theatre show off on tour this autumn.

John, who has also appeared in ITV comedy Benidorm, and headlined the Only Fools spin-off comedy The Green Green Grass, will be visiting more than 30 theatres between September 12 and November 11.

For the first time ever, the award-winning actor, writer and raconteur who has more than 100 stage and screen credits to his name will be taking the ‘Only Fools and Boycie’ tour north of the border, to include five dates in Scotland.

The show draws on anecdotes and behind-the scenes secrets from John’s colourful career which spans more than 50 years, in theatre, on television, and in several movies.

He says: “In the show, I talk about my Only Fools and Horses co-stars like Sir David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst, my memorable encounter with The Beatles, and recall tales from my time in Dr Who, Coronation Street and other TV classics. And afterwards, I stop to sign autographs and pose for selfies. I’ve been so lucky to be part of something like Only Fools and Horses, and I never forget that it’s the people who turned their tellies on, who put us where we are.

“It’s great to get the chance to go out on the road and meet the people who have been following us for so long. Even after all this time there is still such a huge love for the show, and it’s rarely off our TV screens.

“I have also been lucky enough to appear in Benidorm, which has turned into another cult show, and one of my fondest TV memories was appearing alongside Tom Baker in what has become one of the famous Doctor Who stories.

“So there are no shortage of tales to tell from my career – but I also like to open up part of the second half of the show to the audience, so they can ask me questions.”

John also has his two autobiographies – Being Boycie, and Boycie & Beyond – on sale, alongside several other books which he has written.

John Challis will be appearing at the Princess Alexandra Auditorium, Yarm on Friday November 8 and The Forum, Northallerton on Saturday November 9. Contact venues for tickets.