Only Fools and Horses Rodney star refused to drive Reliant Regal over 35mph

Only Fools and Horses star Nicholas Lyndhurst admitted he refused to push the iconic Reliant Regal car to its limits on the show.

Speaking in documentary The Story of Only Fools and Horses, the actor – who played Rodney Trotter in the legendary sitcom – admitted he said a flat-out no to driving the car any faster than 35 miles per hour.

Scriptwriter John Sullivan opened up on his introduction of the car, explaining: "I ended up with this dysfunctional family, no mother, no father.

"That's why I brought the three wheeled van in. I thought, something's missing in every aspect of their lives, even their van's got three wheels."

Nicholas added: "Well, it has to be said that the Reliant Robin – yeah, it was an absolutely perfect car for the Trotters to drive around in, but, what's the kindest way of putting this?

"It's not the most forgiving car to drive."

The star added: "I said that, 'No, I'm not driving that thing anything beyond 35 miles an hour, thank you very much'."

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