Nicholas Lyndhurst's actor advice for son Archie
Nicholas Lyndhurst urged his son not to become an actor.
The 'Only Fools and Horses' star was left gobsmacked when his 14-year-old son Archie - who he had with his wife Lucy, a former ballet dancer - said he wanted to follow in his footsteps by appearing on television, but the 54-year-old actor allowed him to pursue his dream as long as it wasn't to become famous.
He explained: "When Archie said he wanted to be an actor, I said: 'I can't offer any advice other than please don't do it.' He said: 'Daddy, I just want to entertain people.' I told Lucy: 'If I ever hear him say the f-word - 'famous' - the deal's off.' He never has."
However, Archie has since starting working on a kids TV comedy and the veteran sitcom star is shocked at how great his son is on screen.
He said: "He's filming his second series for CBBC, 'So Awkward'. I wish I'd been as good as him at his age."
And since seeing Archie's achievements, Nicholas has been able to take a step back as he can see the teenager is capable of making his own decisions.
He added to The Guardian newspaper: "I became a different person overnight when I had my son - terrified. You could call me a helicopter parent, but now Archie's 14, I'm learning to back off."