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Sir David Jason given extra tight security after reports of threats against him

Its been said bosses aren't "taking any chances"

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According to reports TV legend Sir David Jason has been given extra tight security after ‘serious threats’ were made against the actor.

It’s been said that two minders have been assigned to the 77-year-old while he films for a brand new series of Still Open All Hours.

The Only Fools and Horses legend is being walked to and from his car on set, according to The Sun.

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Sir David has been given around the clock security (Credit: FameFlynet)

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A source told the tabloid: “Production and security have been told there has been talk of a real threat.

“No one is taking any chances.”

They added: “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.”

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David will star as Granville in the new series (Credit: BBC)

It’s believed that the show bosses put up a cordon after rumours went around the film crew that David’s safety was at risk.

It’s not known why the star has been targeted.

Sir David will be returning to our screens for his role as Granville in the sitcom.

Jason and the rest of the cast have been filming in Doncaster, South Yorks.

In the fourth series comedian Johnny Vegas, 47, will be joining the cast.

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Still Open All Hours is a sequel to BBC’s Open All Hours (Credit: BBC)

Still Open All Hours is the sequel to BBC show Open All Hours, which was on our screens from 1976 to 1985 starring Sir David alongside comic legend Ronnie Barker.

The show follows the story of Granville who takes over the family corner shop after inheriting the place from his uncle.

David has been spotted on set of the brand new series in his trademark outfit for the sitcom.

Sir David wore his long beige coat buttoned over his jumper, shirt and tie.

The new series is set to air later this year and is definitely a favourite with fans since its return to our screens in 2013.

David on set of the sitcom (Credit: FameFlynet)

As well as his role on Open All Hours and Still Open All Hours, Sir David was most famous for his role as Derek ‘Del Boy’ Trotter in Only Fools And Horses.

It was reported earlier this month that a lost episode of the show has been found and will be aired for the first time this autumn.

The episode will be shown on UKTV Gold after lying on a dusty shelf for years.

In the episode, Del Boy thinks he’s on to a winner when he reveals his new get-rich-quick scheme.

A lost episode of Only Fools And Horses will be aired this autumn (Credit: BBC)

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The episode will of course feature Rodney (Nicholas Lyndhurst) and also Granddad (Lennard Pearce).

David previously revealed he would be up for making a new series of the hit sitcom but only if they could find the perfect writer.

The TV star told the Mirror: “That would be good, wouldn’t it? We haven’t got a writer, if we had a good writer like the lovely John Sullivan, we would, I tell you.

“But my partner Nick has gone on to other things, so you are stuck with Open All Hours.”