Ralf Little says he tried to make Death In Paradise more meta
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Former Two Pints Of Lager And A Packet Of Crisps comic Ralf Little has been grabbing attention for his dramatic performances on island murder mystery show Death In Paradise. However he had some unusual advice for fans on how to react to its darkest scenes, suggesting they should “dance around”.
Dance around the room to jaunty music after someone’s been brutally murdered
Releasing a video on Instagram yesterday to address the latest episode, he promised an “interesting and unusual” plot.
Broadly grinning, he recommended to fans: “Make sure you get your gin and tonics and dance around the room to jaunty music after someone’s been brutally murdered!”
“Traditions!” he added, grinning broadly, before giving his 98,600 followers the thumbs-up sign.
The show, which follows the darker side of paradise island Guadeloupe, has been a ratings hit and fans didn’t hesitate to respond with their opinions.
@purky13 didn’t fault the idea, merely querying whether the tipple would be location-appropriate for a Caribbean island: “Surely it’ll be rum not G&T?”
Janapasello eagerly took up the suggestion, assuring Ralf: “My drinks are chilling in the fridge ready for 9pm.”
Meanwhile @pvkxrs responded: “Literally so excited!! it’s the highlight of my week!!”
@squiffy85 tagged two buddies and jubilantly crowed: “It’s like he knows us! G&T & a dance to the theme tune.”
@annbuckley84 joked: “We always have a little dance after someone has been murdered/the theme tune. We can’t be the only ones!”
Meanwhile @berniekeggs added: “We do the shoulder shake to the theme every week.”
@mickmicks90 announced his intention to send the children off to sleep so that he could enjoy the show in peace and quiet, declaring: “That’s me sorted once kids in bed. Can’t beat a fictional murder on a beautiful island.”
Although newcomers to the show might have to catch up on the latest episode to understand why Ralf might find a dance appropriate in the context, making like his character and searching for cryptic clues, followers of the show are adamant that it’s worth the time.
Last night on the BBC One show, Ralf – who plays DI Neville Parker – was forced to confront one of his fears head-on as he rose to the challenge of a sky-dive.
Meanwhile his glamorous co-star DS Florence Cassell, who Neville recently admitted to having unrequited romantic feelings for, decided to take on a drugs trafficking case in Jamaica.
Florence (played by Josephine Jobert) was struggling with trauma relating to being shot and having seen her late fiancé die in front of her eyes, but she overcame it with the help of Neville.
He advised her to take the job, which would see her pose as an undercover au pair.
Although it all might sound like a quite serious and intense plot, light-hearted moments crop up too.
Plus on a previous behind the scenes video clip for Instagram, Ralf was filmed mock-crying and exclaiming: “I got water in my shoes!
“That’s not what I came to the Caribbean for!”
Death in Paradise continues Friday at 9pm on BBC One, or catch up on the latest one on iPlayer.
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