THE reopening of a social club after the coronavirus lockdown which takes place this month has been announced by a familiar television figure.

Only Fools and Horses' Boycie swapped The Nags' Head for Parr Conservative Club ahead of the venue's relaunch to announce it will be back open for business.

Parr Conservative and Workingmen's Club on Broad Oak Road will reopen its doors on Saturday, August 15.

The club has been undergoing a renovation during its closure.

The venue has become known for hosting snooker exhibitions with professionals including Steve Davis, Mark Allen and Cliff Thorburn among those to have appeared at the club in recent years.

The character Aubrey 'Boycie' Boyce was portrayed in the long-running classic sitcom by actor John Challis from 1981 to 2003 and then was also the protagonist of follow-up spin-off series The Green Green Grass.

A younger Boycie also appeared in prequel spin-off Rock & Chips, making him one of only two characters to have appeared in all three shows.

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In the video, Boycie quips: "It is my great pleasure to tell you that the Parr Conservative Club in St Helens is going to be open for business again.

"Brian Potter and the committee will welcome you back and the bar staff will be waiting for you with open arms and the low price beer will be flowing.

"Del Boy, Rodney, me and the rest of the gang will be seeing you lovely people soon!"