Death In Paradise: Joséphine Jobert addresses new rumours about Florence’s future

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25 Jan 2022, 16:08

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The much-loved BBC crime drama might be back on screens, but fans are trying to solve a mystery off the island of Saint Marie too. (Some mild spoilers ahead) 

Joséphine Jobert, who has played DS Florence Cassell since 2015, has tried (and failed) to clear up the new rumours that Florence might not be around the fictional paradisaical island for much longer. 

The latest episode showed the detective travelling to Jamaica for a drug-trafficking case, and whispers of Joséphine leaving the show didn’t exactly quieten down once the final scenes had aired. 

According to The Express, Josephine uploaded a story to her Instagram page over the weekend in an attempt to dispel any fears of Florence’s departure, but also didn’t manage to clear up any of the rumours. 

She said: “Thank you for watching yesterday's episode. I'm glad you liked it! So many questions about what's going to happen to Florence... I wish I could tell you... but I can't!"

It’s not the first time Joséphine has sent out a coy response in regards to Florence’s future. Even last week, she denied any notion of her character’s death, but called the questioning ‘interesting’. 

Series 11 of the crime drama is currently airing on BBC One, and DC Neville Parker himself, Ralf Little, stopped by the Chris Evans Breakfast Show with Sky earlier this month to discuss how the show had gone down a storm with fans - young and old - over the years. 

Regarding how the smash hit crime-drama is ‘appointment viewing’, Ralf, who is also known for starring in The Royle Family and Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps, said: “People really set their alarm, they sit down and they make an event out of it. And I couldn’t believe that it’s big with teenagers! I haven’t been big with teenagers since Two Pints in 2002! It’s a real family show, apparently where people sit down together. It’s one of the few shows, I’m told, that kids will put their smartphones down and get off social media to watch the show.” 

He added: “I feel really privileged to be the guy that has been trusted to deliver this to people.”

Death in Paradise series 11 continues Friday at 9pm on BBC ONE and BBC iPlayer.