Following a brief message posted on his social media, Death In Paradise lovers were concerned that Ralf Little might soon leave the BBC crime drama.
After posting a throwback photo of himself before he was cast in the role, there have been some concerns about his future on the program. The caption: "Didneville Parker"
"The Cliffs of Moher, Ireland, on 28th May 2019. I received the call the next day to announce I had been cast in @deathinparadiseofficial, and my life changed forever." Not a day goes by when I forget how fortunate I am.
"Appreciate every one of you who supported and took DI Neville Parker into your hearts."
Ralf Little (@ralf.little) has shared a link to his blog.
Fans were quick to point out that Little's touching tribute to his character, as well as the fact that he was talking about the show in the past tense, meant that his time as the DI may come to an end.
'Watched' 'took' past tense, or was it? Surely not! Little graciously clarified the confusion and stated that he would not be leaving.
"I mean, I saw it when I first started," he said. "Never know how an audience will react to an incoming character on a show that's so well-known."
Kris Marshall will soon reprise his role as DI Humphrey Goodman in the upcoming Beyond Paradise spin-off series, and he revealed that the new show will have a slightly different plot structure than the original series.
"It's carrying on from where we left Humphrey Goodman and Martha, with their new bucolic south-western lifestyle," he said.
"The classic Death In Paradise method of wrapping up the program is spinn on its head a bit not every episode is a murder so more sheep rustling and stuff like that!"
On BBC One, Death in Paradise is available.