Here's your first official look at Bradley Walsh as Pop Larkin in ITV’s reboot of The Darling Buds of May

Publish Date
Monday, 26 July 2021, 10:03PM

After it was announced earlier this year that Bradley Walsh will be starring as the loveable family patriarch Pop Larkin in the latest adaptation of The Darling Buds Of May - we have finally got our first look at The Chase host in character!

The image shows the 61-year-old in full period costume, standing next to Joanna Scanlan who is taking on the role of his wife Ma.

Smiling at the camera, Walsh looks a world away from how fans normally see him.

Speaking about joining the cast, the much-loved TV star said: "The warmth and affection that H.E. 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."

Set in the late 1950s, The Larkins is the story of a working-class family led by the golden-hearted wheeler-dealer Pop and Ma, together with their six children.

The original was famed for its easy-going, light-hearted rural stories, and ITV is hoping to recapture that same spirit.

Alongside Walsh and Scanlan, Bridgerton's Sabrina Bartlett takes the role of Mariette, which was originally made famous by Catherine Zeta-Jones.

The hugely popular comedy-drama The Darling Buds of May aired from 1991 to 1993, with Sir David Jason as Pop.

We hope the show will hit our screens!