Death In Paradise's Josephine Jobert 'dead inside' after battling crab phobia ...

Death in Paradise: Josephine Jobert shares crab story

Death In Paradise actress Joséphine Jobert, 35, has told fans she felt “dead inside” as she faced her phobia of crabs, for a scene in the latest episode of the show. DS Florence Cassell and DI Neville Parker (played by Ralf Little) returned to screens last night to investigate the demise of an archaeologist, poisoned on the island.

I’m literally crying and terrified.

Josephine Jobert

During the instalment, Neville was seen screaming as he dropped a box of crabs but later faced his own fears and entered a crab-cooking competition, with the help of Florence.

At one point in the show, she turned to her colleague and said: “I have to ask, why are you so scared of crabs?”

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Surprised by her response, he asked: “Why are you not?!”

While she appeared confident holding the crustacean on screen, Josephine said she struggled to film the particular moment for the show, with producers even offering to rewrite the scene for her.

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Death In Paradise’s DS Florence Cassell faced her crab phobia during filming for the showDeath In Paradise’s DS Florence Cassell faced her crab phobia during filming for the show (Image: INSTAGRAM•JOSEPHINEJOBERT)

Death In Paradise’s Josephine Jobert said she was 'dead inside' while filming the scene with crabsDeath In Paradise’s Josephine Jobert said she was 'dead inside' while filming the scene with crabs (Image: BBC)

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Taking to her Instagram page ahead of the latest episode, she told her 70,000 followers about an email she had received from the director asking how she was with crabs.

It read: “Josephine would you mind reading that scene carefully and tell us if you feel like doing it?”

Recalling her reaction, she said: “I was like, ‘Oh my god, what is this all about?’

“Basically, in the scene Florence was touching… grabbing a crab for some reason.

Death In Paradise’s Joséphine Jobert said she had to 'meet' the crabs before filmingDeath In Paradise’s Joséphine Jobert said she had to 'meet' the crabs before filming (Image:

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