Death in Paradise star speaks out on ‘clashing’ with Danny John-Jules on show

Death in Paradise: Ralf Little on watching Christmas episode

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Death in Paradise fans will be thrilled to see the BBC drama return to their screens on Boxing Day with its Christmas Special. Police officer Dwayne Myers (played by Danny John-Jules) will also be making a return to the series after his sudden exit in 2018. However, in a new interview, newcomer Tahj opened up about a clash between his character Marlon and fan favourite Dwayne.

The Christmas instalment will see Officer Dwayne Myers make a return as he teams up with Detective Neville Parker (Ralf Little) and Florence Cassell (Joséphine Jobert) to solve a murder case.

However, Dwayne quickly realises he knows Marlon, because he’s arrested him in the past.

Marlon was originally introduced to the series as an 18-year-old petty criminal.

However, this all changed when he found himself on a new path as the latest recruit for the police team.

Speaking about his character, Tahj began: “I think Marlon is at a place in his life where he has a bit of stability,” the actor began.

“He has a group around him who are going to set him down the right path and I think he is happy with that.

“And as much as he is a bit cautious of hanging around the other side, this is the right thing to be doing.

“Will he be swayed back to the other side? I don’t think so. He is much smarter than that.”

Discussing how Marlon and Dwayne butt heads in the Christmas Special, Tahj continued: “It is a really interesting relationship.

“It is two people who you’d think would get along as soon as they meet each other, but you do see how different they really are.

“They might be similar people, but their approach to working as a police officer… Dwayne has been doing it for years and Marlon is still a rookie in the job.

“They don’t have the same approach and their personalities may match up but their approaches do tend to clash.”

“It is funny to watch,” the actor added in a Radio Times Facebook Live Q&A.

The one-off special will see Neville prepare to go to Manchester to spend time with his family for Christmas.

However, his plans are quickly changed when a billionaire shipping magnate dies in mysterious circumstances.

Things take an even stranger turn when a minicab driver in London receives a Christmas card with an ominous message inside that turns the entire case on its head.



Season 10 of Death in Paradise ended on a cliffhanger and fans were left wondering whether Neville had confessed his true feelings to Florence Cassell (played by Joséphine Jobert).

Viewers watched Catherine Bordey (Élizabeth Bourgine) urging Neville to finally admit his feelings for Florence, and he eventually plucked up the courage to go to her house.

However, Florence was getting ready for a date with an old school friend when Neville knocked on the door.

The final scene teased that he was just about to tell her his feelings, as he said: “What I wanted to say was…”

Death in Paradise Christmas Special airs on Boxing Day at 7.30pm on BBC One.

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