Bradley Walsh's son Barney joins his famous father in The Darling Buds of May reboot The Larkins

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

Barney, 23, is set to take on the role of PC Harness in ITV's new television adaption of the H.E Bates' novel.

Barney will join his famous father, who stars as Pop Larkin in the new series – a role previously played by Sir David Jason.

The broadcaster confirmed the news today following The Sun's exclusive back in May.

An insider said at the time: "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.”

And it's not the first time the pair have been on screen side-by-side, having already worked together on three series of ITV travel show Bradley Walsh & Son: Breaking Dad.



The insider added: "Their adventures gained around 5million viewers an episode, and producers hope to bring some of that audience to The Larkins."

Bradley and Barney previously appeared together in the 2013 series of thriller Law & Order: UK.

The Larkins will also star Bridgerton’s Sabrina Bartlett, 29, as Mariette Larkin — the role which made Catherine Zeta-Jones famous in the first TV adaptation which aired from 1991 to 1993.

Other cast members announced this week include former Dr Who star Peter Davison, Corrie's Amelia Bullmore, Kriss Dosanjh, Stephen Hagan, Seeta Indrani, Robert Bathurst, Francesca Waterworth, Tony Gardner and Selina Griffiths (Norma Norman).

Completing the Larkin family on screen will be Lydia Page, Liam Middleton, Lola Shepelev, Davina Coleman and Rosie Coleman.

Previously announced cast include Joanna Scanlan as Ma Larkin and Tok Stephen as Charley Charlton.

For the remake, the channel promises to capture “the warmth, optimism and escapism of the Larkin family for a modern generation”.

The new television adaptation has been written by acclaimed screenwriter Simon Nye.

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