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Bradley Walsh sports sideburns as he films scenes as Pop Larkin for The Darling Buds Of May

Bradley Walsh dons a waistcoat and sideburns as he films scenes as Pop Larkin for the new ITV adaptation of The Darling Buds Of May

He is taking on the role of Pop Larkin in the latest remake of The Darling Buds Of May.

And Bradley Walsh was pictured in character on set on Friday as he donned a blue shirt, a checkered tie and a grey waistcoat.

The Chase Host, 60, sported the signature sideburns made famous by Sir David Jason, who played Pop Larkin in the original ITV series in the 1990s.

Bradley Walsh was pictured in character as Pop Larkin on the set of The Larkins on Friday as he donned a blue shirt, a checkered tie and a grey waistcoat

He held his suit jacket over his arm and what looked like a script in his hand as he strolled around the set. 

In a statement after his role as Pop Larkin was announced, the actor commented: ‘I’m thrilled to be asked to be part of this much loved and iconic series of stories. 

‘The warmth and affection that HE Bates has generated through his books is so uplifting and I cannot wait to be part of the Larkin family. It’ll be a hoot!’

Whiskers: The Chase Host, 60, sported the signature sideburns made famous by Sir David Jason, who played Pop Larkin in the original ITV series in the 1990s

Pictured: Sir David Jason as Pop Larkin in 'The Darling Buds of May' (1992)

Whiskers: The Chase Host, 60, sported the signature sideburns made famous by Sir David Jason (right), who played Pop Larkin in the original ITV series in the 1990s 

In character: He held his suit jacket over his arm and what looked like a script in his hand as he strolled around the set

In character: He held his suit jacket over his arm and what looked like a script in his hand as he strolled around the set

Remake: The new series of The Darling Buds Of May, now called The Larkins, is set in the Kent countryside, the family drama follows the lives of The Larkins and their six children

Remake: The new series of The Darling Buds Of May, now called The Larkins, is set in the Kent countryside, the family drama follows the lives of The Larkins and their six children

The new series of The Darling Buds Of May will be shown on ITV but this time it is called The Larkins and will be penned by ‘The Durrells’ writer Simon Nye.

Set in the Kent countryside, the family drama follows the lives of The Larkins and their six children who navigate their idyllic life while dealing with threats from government officials.

It comes after it was announced earlier this month that Bridgerton star Sabrina Bartlett will play Pop Larkin’s daughter Mariette Larkin in the new TV version of HE Bates’ novels.

Lookalike: Sabrina Bartlett (pictured) has been cast as Mariette in the ITV remake of The Darling Buds of May

Career: The same role which catapulted Catherine Zeta Jones to stardom (pictured in 1991)

Lookalike: Sabrina Bartlett (left) has been cast as Mariette in the ITV remake of The Darling Buds of May – the same role which catapulted Catherine Zeta Jones (right) to stardom

A vision: The role was responsible for launching the career of Welsh actress Catherine Zeta-Jones, now 51, who portrayed Mariette in the original ITV series (pictured in 1991)

A vision: The role was responsible for launching the career of Welsh actress Catherine Zeta-Jones, now 51, who portrayed Mariette in the original ITV series (pictured in 1991)

The role was responsible for launching the career of Welsh actress Catherine Zeta-Jones, 51, who portrayed Mariette in the original ITV series.

Speaking to the Radio Times, Sabrina revealed she was ‘really REALLY excited’ to be appearing in the remake, saying: ‘I can’t wait to bring these heart-warming stories to life alongside such a wonderful team. It’s just the perfect dose of escapism we all need right now.’

Also among the cast is Joanna Scanlan, 59, who takes over from Pam Ferris as Pop’s wife Ma Larkin. 

Matriarch: Among the cast is Joanna Scanlan, 59, who takes over from Pam Ferris as Pop’s wife Ma Larkin

Original: Pam Ferris as Ma Larkin pictured in 1992

Matriarch: Among the cast is Joanna Scanlan, 59, (left) who takes over from Pam Ferris (right) as Pop’s wife Ma Larkin

Romance: Mariette’s love interest Cedric ‘Charley’ Charlton is played by Tok Stephen (left) and was previously played by Philip Franks (right) in the original series

Pictured: Philip Franks in the original Nineties family drama

Romance: Mariette’s love interest Cedric ‘Charley’ Charlton is played by Tok Stephen (left) and was previously played by Philip Franks (right) in the original series

Mariette’s love interest Cedric ‘Charley’ Charlton is played by Tok Stephen and was previously played by Philip Franks in the original series.

The popular Nineties family drama, which was set in 50s, starred Sir David Jason as Pop Larkin – who lives on a farm in the Kent countryside.

David introduced his catchphrase ‘Perfick’ on the show and followed him and his wife Ma and their children in all their antics. 

Original cast: The popular Nineties family drama, which was set in 50s, followed Pop Laarkin and his wife Ma and their children in all their antics

Original cast: The popular Nineties family drama, which was set in 50s, followed Pop Laarkin and his wife Ma and their children in all their antics

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