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Who is John Challis? More About The ‘Only Fools and Horses’ Star’s Wife and Children

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John Challis

John Challis, the best-known actor, played “Boycie” in “Only Fools and Horses” passes away. His age is 79. The English actor, born in the year 1942, in Bristol started his career in Television. Yet, he was best recognized for his career as “Boycie”, a second-hand car dealer in extensive BBC Sitcom “Only Fools and Horses”. This series ran long-lasting years between 1981-2003. 

On September 19th, 2021, Joyce passed away after a prolonged battle with Cancer. Leaving his wife behind, her name Carol. 

Who was John Challis?

John Challis is an English actor based in Bristol. When he is in his thirties, he unites with the role of Boycie; in the sitcom series “Only Fools and Horses” it was the time of his first part for only one scene, he got really eminent in the series, later. 


His family wrote, Our dear friend John Challis, died calmly in his sleep, after a prolonged battle with cancer”.

His wives:

Carol is John’s fourth wife. His first wife, Jean Robertson in the year 1966. Later in the same year, they got a divorce. In 1981, he tied the wedding knot with EastEnders actress Debbie Arnold Yet, it ends by 1985. Two years later, he marries English actress Sabina Franklyn it also went in vain in the year 1988. Later in the year, 1995, he married Carol, but they never had kids. Also, he had no kid from his prior marriages. 

John Challis with wife

Erstwhile this month, declaring that John is been in ill health; and so he canceled the speaking tour. Th is renowned actor, who passed on September 19th, left his wife Carol forlorn. 


John Challis Children?

He expressed that he even missing being a parent. John married his fourth wife Carol, finding the woman who doesn’t mind having children and it is late too! He also adds that he always wanted to have a girl child and he thinks He and Carol, (his wife) would be good parents. 

Fans and colleagues are pouring their tributes following his death on September 19th, 2021. Sue Holderness, Three Degrees singer Sheila Ferguson, Allo Allo star Vicki Michelle, Crissy Rock, who starred alongside Challis in Benidorm, Jolly Boys Podcast are some of the mentions. 

Further, his family said, in remembering him, donations are to be made. This is from his chosen animal charities such as Cuan Wildlife Rescue, Tusk, or the British Hedgehog Preservation Society

His family said donations in his memory can be made to his chosen animal charities Cuan Wildlife Rescue, Tusk, or the British Hedgehog Preservation Society, in the UK. 


I am Sandhya Suresh. I am from Salem, Tamilnadu. I am pursuing my M.A. in English. I am an avid reader. I like to read non-fiction books and articles because that motivates and encourages me to do what I dream. I also read fiction and fantasy novels that give me joy. Later completing PG I am planning to become a content writer by passion.

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