In the series finale, fans saw Catherine Bordey (Élizabeth Bourgine) urge Neville to confess his love for Florence once and for all.
Unfortunately for Ralph Little’s character, after finally plucking up the courage to go to her house, it was revealed that his co-worker was getting ready for a date with a former school friend.
In the final scene, audiences were on the edge of their seats after Neville said to the fellow detective: “What I wanted to say was…”
Before his confession, a mosquito landed on his head which caused Florence to swat the insect away.
The romantic gesture didn’t quite go as planned after Neville was rushed to hospital after suffering from a nosebleed when his love interest accidentally whacked him.
The Death in Paradise Christmas Special is now available to watch on iPlayer.