Britain to vote on favourite bit of Del Boy falling through bar

28-11-13

THE BBC is to ask the nation exactly which part of Del Boy falling through the bar they love best.

David Jason will recreate his 'pre-topple' stance

David Jason will recreate his ‘pre-topple’ stance

The iconic fall, recently voted Best Moment in British History, has been broken down into seven sections which will go to a live televised phone vote on Saturday evening.

Presenter Matt Baker said: “Is it Trigger’s Turn that makes you guffaw, or can you keep a lid on your hilarity all the way to Drink Up?

“This isn’t just a question about a minute-and-a-half clip from a TV show that’s 24 years old. It’s about what kind of Briton you are.

“Do you demand the instant gratification of Slow Topple, prefer to anticipate pleasure with Nice and Cool, or are you into the long-haul of Cramping My Style?”

The show is expected to beat all previous totals for phone votes, with the winning 12 seconds to be looped continuously for 24 hours on BBC1.

The BBC has also confirmed a remake of the fall, with Leonardo DiCaprio as Del Boy, Daniel Day-Lewis as Trigger, and Gemma Arterton and Emma Stone in cameo roles as the women they’re trying to impress.

The 98-second film has been shot on a £60 million budget, using the latest in CGI technology to create a high-definition slow-motion 3D fall-through-the-bar experience that will be shown on IMAX screens around the country.

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