BBC Death In Paradise star shares photos from set of new series

A road closed for filming of the BBC show Death in Paradise
Death in Paradise star drives fans wild as they share photos from set -Credit:donbwarrington/Instagram

The BBC's Death In Paradise star Don Warrington has thrilled fans by sharing photos from the set of the new series. The actor, who plays Commissioner Selwyn Patterson in the detective drama, revealed that filming has commenced for the upcoming season.

The popular BBC show has undergone significant changes recently, with Ralf Little stepping down from his role as DI Neville Parker after a five-year stint, as reported by The Mirror. Little, who had taken over from Ben Miller, Kris Marshall and Ardal O'Hanlon, was the longest-serving actor in the lead role, reports the Mirror.

Former EastEnders villain Don Gilet is set to replace him, making his first appearance in this year's Christmas special.

Warrington sent fans into a spin when he posted behind-the-scenes pictures from the beautiful islands of Guadeloupe in the southern Caribbean Sea, where the series is filmed. Dressed in his character's uniform, he was seen walking through the streets of the tropical location, surrounded by crew members.

Captioning the post "Back to work #deathinparadise."

, Warrington's update was met with excitement from fans. One commented: "Ahhhh, this is why I love the winter season, Christmas etc.. Just to watch Death in Paradise."

Another added: "Delighted to hear it, Commissioner."

A third fan wrote: "Can't wait for new series."

A fourth fan speculated about the upcoming series, commenting: "Introducing the new Inspector to the police station? " Meanwhile, another enthusiast eagerly added: "Yay can't wait for the new season to start and the Christmas show as well," while someone else remarked: "That's quite an operation behind the scenes making this great show."

Don Gilet is set to make his mark later this year as Detective Inspector Mervin Wilson, who finds himself less than thrilled with his new posting on the Caribbean island of Saint Marie after transferring from London. On securing the role, he expressed his excitement: "Being offered the new lead role in Death in Paradise feels like a deeply loved and incredibly precious jewel has been placed in my hands. This is a big show, with a big heart and the love continually grows for it. It is my intention to never lose sight of that and to remain grateful, humbled and dedicated."

"Even during those testing times when every sinew is screaming at me to run off the set and dive into the sea, swimming pool or an ice-cold beer whichever happens to be closer at the time."

Known for his portrayal of Albert Square's notorious Lucas Johnson, Gilet has also appeared in Holby City, The Loch, Sherwood, and Doctor Who, and even had a guest spot on Death in Paradise back in 2015.

Don Warrington, who plays Commissioner Selwyn Patterson in Death In Paradise, had fans worried earlier this year after his character was shot. Don has been an integral part of the show since its inception 12 years ago, working alongside all four detectives including DI Richard Poole (Ben Miller), DI Humphrey Goodman (Kris Marshall), DI Jack Mooney (Ardal O'Hanlon) and DI Neville Parker (Ralf Little).

Reflecting on his time on the show, Don revealed: "I remember moments with all of the inspectors we've had,". He further detailed: "I remember moments with Ben, I particularly liked it when I shouted at him. And I liked the moments with Kris where there was a kind of tolerance of him. I remember Ardal because they formed a sort of philosophical relationship which I thought was gentle and thought-provoking, involving two people who were happy to reveal bits of themselves to each other when they were away from work, and that was nice."

About his current co-star, Ralf Little he shared:"Neville, I remember moments because he's, on one level, such an irritant to Selwyn, but he also finds him incredible. How can anybody malfunction as much as Neville does? For all his brilliance, you just think 'What? ! ' So yes, they've all got their place."