Death in Paradise star shares first look at new series as Ralf Little replaced

Don Gilet holding a clapperboard in front of the sea on the set of BBC's Death in Paradise
Don Gilet has already begun filming for Death In Paradise in Guadeloupe -Credit:Red Planet/BBC/Philippe Virapin

BBC Death in Paradise fans have been left delighted after actor Don Warrington, who plays Commissioner Selwyn Patterson in the popular series, has shared a behind the glimpse at the new season. Death in Paradise is currently filming series 14, which comes following the exit of Ralf Little whose character Neville Parker left Saint Marie during the season 13 finale.

Following Ralf's exit his replacement has been announced as EastEnders actor Don Gilet who will take on the role of Detective Inspector Mervin Wilson and will make his debut this Christmas. And now Don Warrington who has played Selwyn since the show's launch, has shared some pictures from set as production gets under way in Guadeloupe.

Posting on Instagram, Don told his 11.2k followers the team were "back to work," as he shared four snaps of the camera crew and stars of the show working on the new series. Fans were excited, with one social media follower writer: "Ahhhh, this is why I love the winter season, Christmas etc.. Just to watch Death in Paradise."

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While another asked: "Introducing the new Inspector to the police station?" And a third wrote: "That's quite an operation behind the scenes making this great show."

"Can’t wait for new series," said a fourth, as a fifth commented: "Woooooohoooooooooooo." Don was replaced as Ralf's replacement earlier this month, he will make his debut in the feature-length Christmas special later this year, before a brand-new series in 2025.

Don will play Detective Inspector Mervin Wilson, who arrives on the idyllic island of Saint Marie from London, and isn’t overly pleased with his new surrounding. As per Don's Instagram post, Don has been filming in Guadeloupe, alongside returning Death in Paradise regulars Shantol Jackson, Ginny Holder, Élizabeth Bourgine and Danny John-Jules.

He said: "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!" You can keep up to date with the latest TV and showbiz news by signing up to the newsletter here.