SHOW MUST GO ONSir David Jason is a grumpy Father Christmas as he is spotted in a Santa suit on the set of Still Open All Hours after stepping up security due to ‘credible threat’ to his life

by Super User
Actor has been pictured back on set of the hit TV show after he upped security. The TV legend was given cause for concern when a threat was made against him and his family. SIR David Jason has returned to filming for Still Open All Hours after being forced to up security because of a threat made against his life. The Only Fools And Horses star donned a Santa outfit as he acted out scenes for the Christmas special. David, 77, made for a rather grumpy Father Christmas as he posed outside of the fictional shop. While his look of concern on set may be to do with the fact he’s not the most convincing Santa, the iconic star hasn’t had much to smile about lately. Earlier this week, The Sun Online revealed pictures of David flanked by the two security guards he hired to protect him. Security vehicles now tail him on and off the set of the BBC show and bosses have also put up a cordon after word went around film crew that his safety was at risk. The shocking threat on David’s life was exposed by The Sun earlier this week. The threat is thought to have come from a rogue nutter and there is believed to be no credible reason behind it. An on-set source said: “Production and security have been told there has been talk of a real threat. “No one is taking any chances. “Security is extra tight compared to previous years and he has two suited guards who follow him everywhere. “They even follow his car when he leaves the set. “The road they film on has been barriered off halfway along and sometimes even blocked with a van.” Sir David, who plays grocer Granville in Still Open All Hours, has been filming in Doncaster, South Yorks, where the sitcom is set. He will be joined in the fourth series by comedian Johnny Vegas, 47. The show, set in Arkwrights Shop, returned to UK screens on Boxing Day 2013. It is the sequel to Open All Hours, which starred Sir David alongside comic legend Ronnie Barker. A spokesperson for the BBC said of the threat: “We wouldn’t comment on security matters.”

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