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 January 15

by Carolina

Pointless Celebrities is back again tonight as Alexander Armstrong host a rabble of celebrity guests trying to guess the right answer that no one picked.

Richard Osman will also be joining as they welcome Robert Llewellyn, Nigel Planer, Helen Monks, Steven Woodcock, Isy Suttie, Martin Trenaman, Jamie-Lee O’Donnell and Saoirse-Monica Jackson to the show in a comedy special.

With so many comedians lined up to win cash for their chosen charity, there is going to be a few hilarious moments.

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Steven Woodcock as Jevon in Only Fools and Horses and as Clyde Tavernier in EastEnders

Among them is Steven Woodcock, actually best known as Clyde Tavernier from EastEnders; a role that he played from July 1990 to July 1993.

Woodcock is a keen boxer, which came in use when his EastEnders’s character took up the sport on-screen in 1991.

He’s also known for starring in Grange Hill, Casualty, and The Lenny Henry Show, but there’s one more show some people still recognise him from despite it being largely forgotten.

He starred in Only Fools and Horses as Jevon between 1988 and 1989, one of Rodney’s mates and sidekick of wily Mickey Pearce.

Jevon and Mickey liked to tease Rodney and infamously (and unknowingly) set him up with his future wife.

In the episode ‘Yuppy Love’, Rodney and his two chums are on the edge of the dance floor watching a couple of girls, one of whom is Cassandra.

Only Fools and Horses – TV Programmes – Cast of TV Show, Behind The Scenes, May 1989. From left to right. Steven Woodcock as Jevon Roy Heather as Sid Kenneth MacDonald as Mike Fisher Patrick Murray as Micker Pearce

Mickey’s already been rejected by one of them, and when Rodney claims she would dance with him, Jevon laughs and says “a tenner says she don’t.”

Jevon is soon out of pocket as Cassandra and Rodney dance the night away and his mates are flabbergasted.

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Actor and musician Woodcock has since come out to defend the show after accusations of it being offensive to some viewers.

During a Facebook Live chat with Daily Star, Woodcock argued that the programme was “of its time”.

He said: “It was of its time, I was never offended by it – if I was, I would have said, I’d have either went to the producer or John Sullivan himself and say ‘I’m not happy with this, I think people are going to look at this in a different way'”.

Woodcock added: “Production companies don’t always see what the public can see so I don’t really have a problem with it, I just think it was the time.

“It’s just like some of the sexist remarks that were made that just wouldn’t come out of a man’s mouth today.”

He also revealed he still gets heckled by fans of the show in the street.

“There’s not a day I’m gonna go out and not get called ‘Jevon’ from across the street”, the 57-year-old said, laughing.

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Original posted at www.mylondon.news

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