Death in Paradise star 'takes break' after heartbreaking exit from BBC series

Tahj Miles has landed an exciting new role
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Tahj Miles, the talent behind the lovable Marlon Pryce in Death in Paradise, is currently taking a breather before diving into his next endeavour.

Joining the sun-soaked detective series in its 10th season, Tahj's portrayal of cheeky troublemaker Marlon quickly won hearts, as his character was reluctantly drafted into the Youth Offenders Police team by none other than Commissioner Selwyn Patterson, played by veteran actor Don Warrington.

Through his three-season stint, audiences watched Marlon evolve from a small-time delinquent to a fully-fledged officer of the law. The early months of this year saw fans reaching for the handkerchiefs as he waved goodbye to the island of Saint Marie to begin afresh following his sister's academic triumph in Jamaica.

While viewers were disheartened by Marlon's exit, their spirits were lifted by the surprise appearance of JP Hooper (portrayed by Tobi Bakare), who brought a bittersweet touch to the heartfelt farewell.

Despite leaving the show, Tahj's representative has confirmed that after a short respite, the actor will be gracing screens with his new venture, 'Crosshatch', set to debut later in the year, reports the Express.

Taking to Instagram and Twitter, Tahj shared a glimpse of what's to come with his followers, posting promotional images of 'Crosshatch'. Alongside the photos, he teased: "Crosshatch. Coming soon."

The tease of new beginnings has generated much excitement amongst his fans, with many of them flooding the comments section with congratulatory messages, including one enthusiastic fan who said: "That's really exciting Tahj. Well done! ".

One fan playfully urged, "Get back out in the Caribbean."

Another excited follower expressed their support by saying, "Excellent! Congratulations Tahj! Can't wait to see it."

Tahj Miles
Tahj Miles

After his final appearance on Death in Paradise, Tahj remained tight-lipped about why he left but shared a touching photo of himself holding a clapperboard on set, with the caption: "It's been real people, Marlon, out," accompanied by a heart emoji.

On Instagram, he reflected: "Senior Year. 4 years, 28 Eps and 3 specials. It's been real."

The void left by Marlon was quickly filled as Danny John-Jules reprised his role as Dwayne Myers, effortlessly rejoining the cast.

Ralf Little also said his goodbyes, with his character Neville Parker departing alongside Florence Cassell, played by Josephine Jobert, eliciting a bittersweet reaction from the audience at the end of the series.

Preparations for the new series and the Christmas special are already in progress, with former EastEnders star Don Gilet stepping in as the new DI.

Don Warrington, Danny John-Jules, Shantol Jackson, and Ginny Holder are also set to return to the beloved show.

Death in Paradise is available to watch on BBC iPlayer.