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Bradley Walsh's son Barney has been announced to be joining his famous dad in The Darling Buds of May reboot, The Larkins.

The Chase presenter, 61, who is set to host Blankety Blank once it returns to BBC One, will be taking on the role of Pop Larkin while his youngest, 23 year old Barney, will play PC Harness.

ITV made the revelation on Wednesday 23 June as it gears up for the new six-part television adaptation of H.E. Bates' novel, which aims of "capturing the warmth, optimism and escapism of The Larkin family for a modern generation."

News of Bradley and Barney working alongside each other first broke last month after an insider said their previous ventures together could potentially bring them more views.

Barney previously starred alongside his dad on three series of ITV travel show Bradley Walsh & Son: Breaking Dad.

The pair also worked alongside each other in 2013 in ITV thriller series Law & Order UK, which ran from 2009 to 2014.

An insider told The Sun: “Their adventures gained around 5million viewers an episode, and producers hope to bring some of that audience to The Larkins.”

“Pairing Bradley and Barney adds to the growing anticipation for this reinvention of a show which holds a special place in the hearts of a generation of viewers,” the insider added.

More modern audiences will remember the 1990s TV adaptation though, which starred David Jason as father Pop Larkin, the role Bradley Walsh is playing in this new reboot.

The new adaptation also stars Sabrina Bartlett, who recently played opera singer Siena Rosso in Netflix’s smash hit Christmas period drama, Bridgerton.

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She’s picking up the role of Mariette Larkin, the role which made a young Catherine Zeta-Jones famous when she played opposite David Jason in the 1990s version of the show.

Doctor Who star Peter Davison, 71, will play the part of the Vicar.

The Thick Of It’s Joanna Scanlan will also play opposite Bradley as Pop’s wife, Ma.

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The original Darling Buds of May ran between 1991 and 1993 and was a hugely successful ratings hit.

Set in the 1950s on a farm in rural Kent, the show followed the lives of the Larkin family and their six children, especially father Pop, who found underhand ways to generate extra income for his farm.

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