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Death In Paradise viewers slam show for loss of Dwayne Myers and call it the ‘last straw’

Where has Danny John-Jules' character gone?

Death In Paradise has returned without one of its leading characters – and fans aren’t happy about it.

Last night (Thursday 10 January), the BBC’s tropical detective series kicked off its eighth series and millions of viewers tuned in.

But many were upset to discover that Danny John-Jules’ character Dwayne Myers was missing.

Danny’s character Dwayne has been in Death In Paradise since the first episode (Credit: BBC)

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While the lead detective on the Caribbean island of Sainte Marie has changed three times – from Ben Miller to Kris Marshall to the current actor Ardal O’Hanlon – there has always been one constant…

Policeman and sidekick Dwayne had been on the show since the very first episode in 2011 – until now.

Fans watching demanded to know where he’d gone, with one tweeting: “Where did Dwayne Myers go??”

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Another said: “#DeathInParadise has lost something that balanced it out! Oh yeah… It’s missing @DannyJohnJules and his portrayal of Office Dwayne Myers.”

A third was seriously miffed, blasting: “Ok this is the final straw ! Officer Dwayne Myers no longer in #DeathInParadise ? This is akin to the end of the world ! #appalled #disgusted.”

“Not too sure how I feel about #DeathInParadise without @DannyJohnJules , you gotta love dwayne Myers , please come back soon,” said another.

In fact, it wasn’t long before the scriptwriters explained his absence, telling us that Dwayne had left to go on a trip with his dad.

Danny’s Strictly experience was embroiled in controversy (Credit: BBC)

Last year, Danny announced he had quit the show, before he took part in Strictly Come Dancing.

Production company Red Planet Pictures said the actor wanted to leave the show “on a high”, while Danny said in an interview with TV Times: “I left Death In Paradise because I wanted to get back on stage. I needed a bit more razzmatazz in my life, and then along came Strictly!”

He then teased a spin-off, saying: “I’d actually like to do a Death In Paradise spin-off with Dwayne, even if it were just a one-off special. I have an idea…”

Danny spent seven years filming the drama in Guadeloupe, with his two young children Danté and Danaè playing minor roles in the show as Jackson and Elize.

In a cryptic tweet sent today (Friday 11 January), outspoken Danny tweeted: “With all due respect. Please do not ask me to comment on DIP or ‘The Dancing Show’. The @BBC have a @bbcpress office for that. And they have all the answers …… allegedly ….. Thank You.”

Red Dwarf actor Danny was among the celeb line-up in the most recent series of Strictly.

But his time on the show was turbulent, and he found himself embroiled in accusations of bullying that he and even his pro dance partner Amy Dowden – who was at the centre of it all – firmly denied.

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Danny was the seventh celebrity to leave Strictly 2018 (Credit: BBC)

Danny claimed to be the victim of a stitch-up and his wife, Petula Langlais, was right behind him, accusing the show of “throwing him under the bus”.

After becoming the seventh celebrity to be eliminated, Danny was absent from a scheduled appearance on spin-off show It Takes Two, leaving a tearful Amy alone on the sofa.

But the two managed to reunite for the Strictly finale and perform together one last time.

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