Mr Bean tours London from armchair on top of yellow mini – watch

Rowan Atkinson's beloved character visits St James' Park and Buckingham Palace in his customised car

Mr Bean has celebrated the 25th anniversary of his classic TV show by touring London from an armchair on top of a yellow mini.

In a video shared on YouTube, Rowan Atkinson’s beloved character is seen driving his famous customised car through St James’ Park, where he pauses to treat himself to a 99 ice cream and also to take a selfie in front of the London Eye. He then takes the opportunity to swing by nearby Buckingham Palace, where he poses for photos for fans and the paparazzi.

Mr Bean originally ran on ITV for 15 episodes between 1990 and 1995, with the pilot episode premiering on New Year’s Day in 1990. Atkinson revived the character for two feature films, 1997’s Bean: The Ultimate Disaster Movie and 2007’s Mr. Bean’s Holiday, and then again for the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Meanwhile, Rowan Atkinson’s other iconic character, Blackadder, could be on the verge of returning. Co-star Tony Robinson, who played Baldrick in the classic sitcom, recently claimed a new series is “on the cards” and suggested that the only stumbling block could be Hugh Laurie’s fee. During his time on long-running US medical drama House, Laurie became the highest-paid actor on TV, earning a reported £250,000 per episode.