Danny John-Jules is returning to 'Death in Paradise' for the show's first-ever Christmas special.

Danny John-Jules

Danny John-Jules

The BBC crime drama will be back in December to celebrate a decade on air with a festive feature-length special, and the actor will reprise his role as officer Dwayne Myers.

He said in a statement: "It’s always a pleasure going back to the Caribbean.

"And after four years away, fitting back into the fold should be seamless as I know all the new leading cast members already.

"I look forward to bringing Dwayne and this tenth anniversary special script to life.”

The 90-minute special "stretches from a grey damp drizzly London all the way to the warm sparkling beauty of idyllic Saint Marie".

Regular cast members Ralf Little, Josephine Jobert, Tahj Miles, Don Warrington and Elizabeth Bourgine will be joined in the one-off episode by the likes of 'Ghosts' actor Mathew Baynton, 'Riviero' star Juliet Stevenson, Stanley Townsend and Jocelyn Jee Esien.

Rounding off the cast are Anthony Calf, Tessa Bonham Jones, Elizabeth Tan, and Tariq Jordan.

The episode will see Florence (Jobert) leaving the island to be with her family over Christmas, and so the team welcomes Dwayne back to help solve a murder case.

The returning officer realises not only has he met Officer Marlon Pryce (Miles) before, he actually once arrested him.

Fans will also finally get an answer to the series 10 cliff-hanger earlier this year, as the special will reveal whether or not Neville (Little) told Florence about his feelings for her.

Tim Key - Executive Producer for Red Planet Pictures - said: “We’ve been talking about a 'Death in Paradise' Christmas episode for years so we’re beyond excited to be finally making one and to be working with Danny


"We can’t think of a better place to spend Christmas than in Saint Marie - it’s still part of our tenth anniversary year after all!”

And Tommy Bulfin - Commissioning Editor, BBC Drama - added: “We’re so excited to be spending our first ever Christmas in Saint Marie.

"We are delighted that 'Death in Paradise' will be bringing the sunshine to the festive schedule on BBC One.”

The special will air on BBC One this December, followed by the 11th season in January 2022, with a 12th series already announced.

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