Ralf Little wants Sheridan Smith on 'Death in Paradise'

Ralf Little wants Sheridan Smith to join 'Death in Paradise' credit:Bang Showbiz
Ralf Little wants Sheridan Smith to join 'Death in Paradise' credit:Bang Showbiz

Ralf Little wants Sheridan Smith to join ‘Death In Paradise’.

The 44-year-old actor, who plays DI Neville Parker in the programme, had worked with Sheridan, 42, on ‘The Royale Family’ and ‘Two Pints Of Lager And A Packet Of Crisps’. Now, Ralf has revealed he is keen to see the actress join the BBC drama.

Speaking to The Sun’s TV Showbiz column, he said: “She’s a fabulous actor, an old friend - a good friend - and it would be amazing to have her.”

‘Death In Paradise’ has featured many guest stars over the years, including Martin Compston, Neil Morrissey and Adjoa Andoh, and Ralf is hoping to “add Sheridan to the list”.

He continued: “We’ve had a lot of British actors on board over the years, to the point where my co-star Don Warrington didn’t remember me being a guest star in season two, when I first started playing Neville Parker.

“It would be great to add Sheridan to the list.”

The show’s thirteenth season debuted earlier this month, and Neville returned to Saint Marie to investigate the assassination of Commissioner Selwyn Patterson (Don Warrington).

Looking at the future of his character, Ralf admitted he had “no idea” what the ultimate fate of the DI would be when a fan asked what was in store for Neville.

During an Instagram Q and A session, he said: "I don’t know. I have no idea, I’m not gonna swerve answering the question. I don’t know. I don’t know which direction they’re gonna go in. I have honestly no idea and they haven’t told me. Maybe they had no idea yet. I, like the rest of you, are going to be just sitting and asking, ‘Who’s next?’ Who knows?' No idea. But we’ll see what happens.”

The actor also teased what fans could expect from the new series, and warned that more “challenges” stood in the way of the Saint Marie police force.

He explained: “We’re going to try and pick up with the tone of the end of last year. We really tried to push the boat out in series 12. It was not just a mystery every week and solving the mystery and moving on, but really trying find challenges for the main characters, to try and find things for them to overcome, emotional things.”