Ralf Little brands UK 'horrible' after filming in Caribbean for year

‘I hate to say this, but I’m over it’: Ralf Little brands the UK ‘horrible’ after spending the pandemic in tropical Guadeloupe filming Death in Paradise due to travel restrictions

He’s spent the last 18 months between the Guadeloupe Islands where Death in Paradise is filmed and his American fiancée’s Florida home after pandemic restrictions made travel back to the UK difficult.

But Ralf Little, 41, had some strong feelings about Britain after coming home to visit family over Christmas, with the actor branding his home country ‘horrible’.

He told the Mirror: ‘I hate to say this, but I’m over it. I’m from Manchester so grew up in the cold, wet and drizzle.

Bold opinion: Ralf Little, 41, had some strong feelings about Britain after coming home to visit family over Christmas, with the actor branding his home country ‘horrible’

‘I was back two days and was like, “this sucks’’. I‘ve been away for 18 months and not been cold.

‘As I was flying in to Heathrow I looked out the window and as far as I could see, stretching out across the horizon, was thick cloud.’

Ralf, who is engaged to screenwriter Lindsey Ferrentino and lives in Los Angeles, has enjoyed playing his Death in Paradise character DI Neville Parker while filming in the tropics. 

Jet set: He’s spent the last 18 months between the Guadeloupe Islands where Death in Paradise is filmed and his American fiancée, screenwriter Lindsey Ferrentino’s, Florida home

He insists he has ‘the best job in TV’ both for the location and because the BBC show has become ‘iconic’.

The star praises the show’s writers for keeping viewers on their toes by including a puzzle and murder in each episode, both of which are resolved by the end, along with red herrings and plot twists.

In the UK, Death in Paradise gets eight million viewers and it has been sold to 90 countries around the world.

Loved-up: Ralf has also stayed at his American screenwriter fiancée Lindsey Ferrentino’s Florida home over the last 18 months (pictured 2018)

Ralf’s comments come after it emerged his Two Pints Of Lager And A Packet Of Crisp co-star Will Mellor has two scripts ready for a reboot of the popular sitcom.   

Speaking in a new interview, the actor, 45, who played Gaz Wilkinson in the BBC3 sitcom told how the show will be a spin-off focusing in his character and Gaz’s best pal Jonny Keogh, noting: ‘Fans are going mad for it, so we’ve got the audience.’

However, the actor and creator Susan Nickson’s plans to the new series has hit a major snag as Will admitted that the BBC have rejected their proposal for the show.  

In the making: Ralf’s comments come after it emerged his Two Pints Of Lager And A Packet Of Crisp co-star Will Mellor has two scripts ready for a reboot of the popular sitcom

Uh oh: However, the actor and creator Susan Nickson’s plans to the new series has hit a major snag as Will admitted that the BBC have rejected their proposal for the show

Speaking about the revamp, he told the Daily Star: ‘We’ve got the scripts – It’s Called Two Pints: Last Orders. It’s revamped.  It’s a spin-off about Gaz and Johnny, and it’s really funny. 

‘It’s been brought up to the modern day but Gaz and Johnny are still very old school and sit in the pub talking about pies and beer.’  

Going on to speak of the BBC’s refusal to make the show, the former Coronation Street star told how they’re on the hunt for other broadcasters to take on the series.

He continued: ‘Fans are going mad for it, so we’ve got the audience. The BBC said no, they don’t want to revisit Two Pints. Now we’re going to look for someone else, whether it’s another channel, whether it’s Britbox or Netflix, because there’s a massive audience for this.’

The boys: Speaking in a new interview, the actor, 45, who played Gaz Wilkinson in the BBC3 sitcom told how the show will be a spin-off focusing in his character and Gaz’s best pal Jonny Keogh

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