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Janine Yaqoob

Only Fools and Horses star Sir David Jason thinks teleportation revolution 'coming soon'

This time next year, we’ll all be shimmering through the air, according to Only Fools and Horses star, Sir David Jason.

The Del Boy actor, 82, reckons teleportation will be the next big transport revolution – and says as much in his new Christmas book.

It would put Del’s Reliant Robin out of service and allow him and brother Rodney to be beamed back to Peckham, Star Trek-style, before he could say: “This time next year, we’ll be millionaires.”

In new book The Twelve Dels of Christmas, Sir David writes: “Scotty on Star Trek has been beaming people up for years and only occasionally had a problem with the nuts and bolts, so why not here on Earth?

Give it a short while, and we’ll all be saying: ‘I’ll be with you in a shimmer’.

Only Fools and Horses stars David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst (Press Association)

“After breakfast, you’ll be dissolving yourself in Taunton and reconstituting three seconds later at your brother-in-law’s in Scarborough.

“It’s the future of personal transport and I’d be willing to bet good money on it, were I a gambling man. Trust me on this. It’s coming soon.”

This week it was reported that Sir David and Nicholas Lyndhurst, 61, who played Rodney in the long-running sitcom, had drifted apart since it ended in 2003.

Sir David said: “He’s much more self-contained, perhaps, than he used to be. So, unfortunately, we don’t see each other as much as I’d like to.”

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