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Vinnie Jones lands 'huge deal' to star in Only Fools and Horses The Musical

Vinnie Jones has been offered the chance to appear in Only Fools and Horses The Musical credit:Bang Showbiz
Vinnie Jones has been offered the chance to appear in Only Fools and Horses The Musical credit:Bang Showbiz

Vinnie Jones has been offered the chance to appear in 'Only Fools and Horses The Musical'.

The former footballer-turned-actor is said to be in discussions with the bosses of the stage show - which was created by comedian Paul Whitehouse and late 'Only Fools and Horses' creator John Sullivan's son Jim Sullivan - about taking on the role of gangster Danny Driscoll.

A source told The Sun newspaper: "This is proving to be a huge year for Vinnie.

"He has received rave reviews across the board for 'The Gentlemen' and his stock has never been higher.

"A few months ago he was approached by producers for the return of 'Only Fools and Horses', playing gangster Danny Driscoll."

Vinnie is said to have helped to land a cameo for his former Wimbledon teammate Dennis Wise as part of the deal, with negotiations ongoing.

The source added: "Obviously it’s a role made for him - except nobody has really heard his singing voice before so this will surprise people. They are thrashing out terms now."

'Only Fools and Horses The Musical' features memorable moments from the iconic TV sitcom, in which market trader brothers Derek 'Del Boy' and Rodney Trotter tried to make ends meet to get through life.

In the stage show, Del borrows some money from villain Danny to pay for Rodney's wedding, but when he fails to pay it back on time Danny beats him up.

Vinnie's latest role has seen him star as groundskeeper Geoffrey Seacombe in Guy Ritchie's Netflix hit 'The Gentlemen'.

Following his football career - in which he played for Wimbledon, Leeds and Chelsea, among others - Vinnie started his movie career in Guy's 1998 film 'Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels'.

He scooped an Empire Award for Best Newcomer for the film, and he went on to star in the director's 2000 follow up 'Snatch'.

Vinnie has also appeared in the likes of 'Mean Machine', 'X-Men: The Last Stand', and 'Rise of the Footsoldier Origins'.