Twitter campaign brings Only Fools actor to Rotherham

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Comedy legend Boycie – star of Only Fools and Horses – is heading to Rotherham Civic Theatre, following a social media campaign by fans.

People in the town sent messages to the actor, John Challis, asking him to bring his one-man show to the town.

John Challis as Boycie in Only Fools and Horses.

John Challis as Boycie in Only Fools and Horses.

John said: “I spend a lot of time on Twitter, communicating with fans, and have 45,000 followers. Last summer, a number of them sent tweets asking me to come to the town. I think they had heard about my show from other Only Fools and Horses fans so I asked my agent to book a date.

“I feel very humbled that the people of Rotherham contacted me and I’ll look forward to meeting them soon.”

John will appear in the show called Only Fools And Boycie on February 5, in which he will tell stories from his life, including working with The Beatles and Oliver Reed, being introduced to The Rolling Stones, drinking with George Best and starring on Coronation Street and Dr Who.

John added: “It’s an intimate evening with me, in which I talk about my life and my years in Only Fools and Horses and people get the chance to ask a few questions. There’s also a meet and greet after the show for fans to get autographs, selfies and signed copies of my autobiography.”