Only Fools And Horses fans work out why Del Boy never married Raquel

Only Fools And Horses fans reckon they've worked out why Del Boy and Raquel never got married – despite Del Boy's history of getting down on one knee.

Fans of the beloved BBC sitcom will remember Raquel's introduction in the 1988 Christmas special. A more mature woman, she was brought in for Del Boy to date after he went for a string of 20-something-year-olds.

After discovering she was a stripper, followed by a few unfortunate misunderstandings, Del Boy and Raquel eventually split up. However Raquel was written back into the show the following year.

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From then she moved to Peckham and became a permanent character from the seventh series. They briefly split again later but got back together.

Fans hoping to see them walk down the aisle, though, would be left disappointed as they never married, despite it being suggested Del Boy wanted to. And now, years later, viewers think they've figured out why he never popped the question.

On Reddit, one fan noted that Del Boy had previously asked another character, Heather, to marry him, but she rejected him. The fan theorises: "There is then a close up shot of the engagement ring box closing.

"My theory is Del said to himself there he'll never ask anyone to marry him and mean it again." But not everyone was convinced by that speculation.

One said: "Apparently Del used to propose to every woman he dated. I think the fact that he won't propose to Raquel says that their relationship is different from all the ones that came before. It's real."

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Another seemed to agree, writing: "I never thought about it that much but honestly, it actually makes sense in a twisted kind of way. The perfect woman for him who he ended up spending the rest of his life with, even having a child with, was the one he never tried to stake a claim on the moment he met her.

"Every other girl he met, well to quote the show, they were engaged within a week and broken up within a month. Raquel being the one for Del could be the entire reason they never got married: because she was different."

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