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Friday 28 November 2014

Ben Miller's Caribbean Paradise

Ben Miller has been loving filming in the Caribbean
Ben Miller has been loving filming in the Caribbean

Ben Miller has revealed he is loving filming new BBC detective series Death In Paradise on location in the Caribbean.

The comedian will star as British Detective Inspector Richard Poole who is posted to the Caribbean island of Sainte Marie despite hating sun, sea and sand, but Ben is relishing his surroundings.

He revealed: "It's amazing. Guadeloupe where we're filming, there's quite a few different islands but the two main ones are Basse-Terre and Grande-Terre.

"Basse-Terre is very flat and touristy and where they grow loads of sugar cane and Grande-Terre is volcanic, very wild and basically just rainforest and beaches very little tourism. Completely unlike any other place I've ever been.

In the place where I'm staying there's about one road, one cash point and one pizza hut and when I say pizza hut I mean a hut that serves pizza. It's very the opposite of London really. Weird creatures, mental!"

But Ben admitted the downside was he misses his family four-year-old son Sonny.

He said: "I've been missing them massively. That's been the really tricky bit about it for me is having to be away.

"They've come out. My son loves it out there absolutely loves it. The last time he was out there he was just running about on the beach going 'I love it here I love it here.'

"But he tends to be in England for a couple weeks and then out there and then back here, so it's hard. It's been very hard in that respect."

:: Ben's directorial debut Huge is released in cinemas on Friday, July 8.

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