Only Fools and Horses actress dated on-screen son for 29 years

In case you’ve lived under a rock, Raquel Turner is the longtime partner of Derek ‘Del Boy’ Trotter, aka Pekcham’s top entrepreneur on one of Britain’s most beloved series of all time – Only Fools and Horses.

The ’80s BBC show that ran until 2003 makes many of us laugh today, but did you know Raquel actress Tessa Peake Jones dated her on-screen son for 29 years?

Del and Raquel went on a blind date on the dates episode of the show before reliving their romance after they met in Margate during the Jolly Boys’ outing.

Although the couple found their fortune and then lost it, they never married, but they lived happily with their son Damien.

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Avid Only Fools and Horses fans will also be familiar with the 1996 episode Heroes and Villians.

The classic special follows Del Boy and Rodney Trotter, who, to Boycie’s amusement, come to a wake dressed as Batman and Robin.

However, the episode begins with Rodney’s futuristic dream in which his “bad” nephew Damien is the boss of the very powerful Trotters Independent Traders who rule the western world.

This particular scene is set in 2026 and Damien Trotter is now declaring war on China from his headquarters, Trotters Towers.

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“Evil” Adult Damien is played by actor Douglas Hodge – who is actually now a Hollywood movie. My London reports.

The movie star was also Tessa Peake-Jones’ long-time partner, so the pair starred side by side in Heroes and Villians.

The couple got together in 1984 and have two children, a son, Charlie, and a daughter, Mollie Rose.

But unfortunately it wasn’t meant that way and they called time for their relationship in 2013 and announced that they had broken up.

The 61-year-old Douglas has also starred on some of the hottest television shows including Burning, Spooks, Skins, Outnumbered and Black Mirror in London – to name a few.

Douglas has played many film roles during his successful acting career, including Dan in The Descent Part 2 (2009), Sir Robert Loxley in Robin Hood (2010), Paul Burrell in Diana (2013) and Alfred Pennyworth in Joker (2019).


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