BRADLEY Walsh had his eyes on the ball as he filmed the Darling Buds of May The Larkins reboot.
The actor, dressed in a vintage cardigan and slacks, kicked and headed a hard-wearing leather ball on a sunny day in Kent.
Soccer fan Brad, 61, has been to a Soccer Aid celebrity charity before, so his ball skills come as no major surprise.
And his character Pop Larkin – previously played by Sir David Jason – seems to share that same passion for the beautiful game.
Last week it was announced that Bradley’s son Barney would join him in the period drama.
Barney, 23, is set to star as PC Harness in ITV’s new TV adaptation of HE Bates’ novel.
The broadcaster confirmed the news after the exclusive to The Sun in May.
An insider said at the time: “The Bradley and Barney pairing adds to the growing anticipation of this reinvention of a show that holds a special place in the hearts of a generation of viewers.”
And this isn’t the first time the couple have been onscreen side-by-side, having previously worked together on three series of the ITV travel show Bradley Walsh & Son: Breaking Dad.
The insider added, “Their adventures have drawn around five million viewers per episode and the producers hope to bring some of that audience to the Larkins.”
Bradley and Barney have previously appeared together in the 2013 thriller series Law & Order: UK.
The Larkins will also play Sabrina Bartlett, 29, of Bridgerton, as Mariette Larkin – the role that made Catherine Zeta-Jones famous in the first TV adaptation that aired from 1991 to 1993.
Other cast members announced 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).
Lydia Page, Liam Middleton, Lola Shepelev, Davina Coleman and Rosie Coleman will complete the Larkin family on screen.
The previously announced cast includes Joanna Scanlan as Ma Larkin and Tok Stephen as Charley Charlton.
For the remake, the channel promises to capture “the warmth, optimism and escape of the Larkin family for a modern generation.”
The new TV adaptation was written by acclaimed screenwriter Simon Nye.