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Jason Manford talks taking over from Ralf Little on Death in Paradise one day 

Jason Manford admitted the role might be complicated to arrange 

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Ralf Little is currently playing the lead detective on Death in Paradisebut could Jason Manford be the man for the job after the star eventually steps down? 

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Chatting to HELLO! about appearing as a guest star on the show, the comedian revealed whether he'd like the main gig one day. He said: "I couldn't do the show. I think with the family and stuff I couldn't up and leave but never say never. This year has taught me one thing which is you can't predict the future so who knows what's going to happen next." 

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The star, who is currently set to judge Sky Cinema's upcoming Elf Everything competition, was hilariously coy about his role in the murder mystery series, explaining: "Even if I have been on Death in Paradise I would never give the game away, whether I was a murderer or a murderee... or whether I'm a guest detective... I said I could be but I could not be." 

Speaking about his experience in the Caribbean, he continued: "I had a lovely time, I had two weeks with Kelvin Fletcher and I just put his sun lotion on every day and that was a nice treat after six months of lockdown. We had a bromance. 

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Jason chatted about Death in Paradise

"I've got to say it's the first job I've ever had where I thought, 'This is a living.' When I got home and had a bit of jet lag my wife was like, 'I don't think so, crack on and get that shelf fixed!'" 

The dad-of-six admitted he got into some trouble for telling fans he was involved in the series, explaining: "I can't confirm or deny whether I was in Death in Paradise but I definitely filmed a show in Guadeloupe, that's all I can tell you. 

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"I got asked to take my post down, I got told off but I can tell you I had a great time filming a TV show in Guadeloupe. What you decide that programme is is up to you. I don't know if there's anything...maybe Mastermind is filmed out there? I don't know." 

Jason was speaking on behalf of Sky Cinema, which has launched a competition to celebrate Elf coming to Sky Cinema on 8th December. Enter now for the chance to win an Elf-inspired Christmas home makeover kit, £3,000 towards festive goodies and Sky Q for a year. For more details visit