ONLY Fools And Horses star John Challis has cancelled his speaking tour due to ill health, his promoter has said.

Challis, 79, is best-known for his portrayal of second-hand car dealer Terrance Aubrey Boycie in the beloved sitcom alongside Sir David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst.

He had embarked on a 30-date speaking tour but cancelled after only one appearance at Stourport Civic on September 3.

The tour marked 40 years since the Only Fools And Horses first aired.

His tour promoter A Way With Media said: “Due to ill health, John’s tour is cancelled with immediate effect.

“He completed the first show of his present tour, intending to continue. However, he has been advised to cancel further engagements.”

Boycie’s tour was described as ‘an intimate evening with John Challis’ where he ‘will reveal secrets from the set with stories and anecdotes from his dazzling career.’

The star was also set to meet fans after the show to sign autographs and pose for pictures while signing copies of his autobiography, Being Boycie, and novel, Reggie: A Stag At Bay.

Back in March, Challis helped launch a campaign to save Kidderminster’s Rose Theatre after it was threatened with closure – raising more than £16,000.

Thanks to the donation The Nonentities Society, which owns the theatre, was able to pay bills, keeping the building maintained.