Death In Paradise viewers were introduced to DI Neville Parker (played by Ralf Little) in the latest series of the BBC drama, however his future on the island seemed uncertain. The newcomer joined the Saint Marie team after realising something wasn’t quite right with a suspected suicide case that brought him to the island and decided to stay on to help the team solve the mystery.
Once he’d wrapped things up with the initial case, Neville was forced to delay his trip home after coming down with a case of deep vein thrombosis.
As the season nine finale drew closer, viewers weren’t sure whether he would be sticking around.
In last week’s finale, following weeks of complaining, the lead detective was given the all-clear to go home.
Joining his team at a party to celebrate Officer JP Hooper’s (Tobi Bakare) achievement in becoming a Sergeant, Neville asked if he could stay.
Neville explained: “I’m fed up of living life the way I have to, instead of the way I want to.
Death In Paradise: Neville decided to stay (Image: BBC)
Death In Paradise: Neville changed his mind over his future on the island (Image: BBC)
“What I'm saying is I'd love to be your DI permanently if you'll have me.”
The team were pleased to learn he wanted to stay and the lead detective made the arrangements to stay on the island for the foreseeable future.
However, Neville may not have too long to settle into the island as the lead detective star dropped a huge clue about the future of the show.
Ahead of Neville’s arrival, Ralf spoke about his fears about being the detective who would see the end of the drama.
Death In Paradise: JP received a promotion (Image: BBC)
When asked if he can see the BBC show continuing, he joked: “I certainly hope so, unless I kill it off! If I'm terrible. I could be for Death in Paradise was George Clooney was for read more.....