Death in Paradise's Ralf Little pays emotional tribute to 'living legend' co-star | The Sun

DEATH in Paradise's Ralf Little has paid a moving tribute to his co-star Don Warrington ahead of the festive special.

The fan-favourite ITV show is back for another festive special as Ralf Little, 42 returns to his role of DI Neville Parker.

Helping the detective solve another murder will be Commissioner Selwyn who is played by Don Warrington.

Ralf took the time to praise his fellow cast member ahead of the festive special as he shared that the "dynamics of the team are crucial to show's success".

Speaking about working with Don, Ralf said: "The show stands or falls on whether the audience takes them into their hearts."

The actor expressed that he was "lucky" to work with Don, branding him a "living legend".

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"Every time I’m in a scene with him, I’m thinking about how lucky I am," Ralf shared.

The BBC star also spoke about his fellow cast mate, Shantol Jackson who he said was an "incredible addition" last series, as she "fitted in easily".

The popular show is filmed on the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe, with cast and crew spending months at a time on location.

The BBC had to halt filming for the latest series due to heavy downpours of rain in the Caribbean. 

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Ralf is the longest-serving detective on the show – starring in four series and two specials.

The actor who plays DI Neville Parker on the hit ITV drama opened up about what it's like to make history with his character – saying it's been "fulfilling and flattering".

This Christmas marks the second feature-length festive episode and the Commissioner will be at the heart of the storyline.

Death in Paradise returns on Boxing Day on BBC One followed by series 12 from January 6, 2023. A spin-off, Beyond Paradise, is in production.

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