DEATH in Paradise fans think they've got series 10 all figured out before it has even started.
The popular BBC series will return in 2021 for its tenth anniversary season and to mark the occassion, some familiar faces will be returning.
Among them are Sara Martins, who will reprise her role as fan favourite, D.S. Camille Bordey.
Meanwhile Ben Miller will return as DI Richard Poole a full decade on from his show debut.
If you're confused, you have every reason to be – Poole was killed off at the end of his stint on the drama, meaning his return remains shrouded in mystery.
It's possible that he'll make his appearance through a series of flashbacks – however fans have some altogether more morbid ideas.
They think Poole will return as a ghost and haunt his old pal Camille as she conducts her invesitgative work.
One Twitter user wrote: “My theory is that Camille will dreamily remember Richard, who will, somehow, inspire and/or guide her to help Neville and Florence solve the crime.
“But the ending will be ambiguous, opening up the possibility that Richard is indeed a ghost. Just like Randall & Hopkirk!”
Another echoed: “I think he haunts Camille, she will be interviewing a suspect at their house while they’re making tea and Richard ghost pops up and goes, ‘OMG he’s putting the milk in first, he’s got to be the murderer, the man’s clearly a psychopath,’ she screams ‘SHUT UP’ everyone else [will] be [confused]."
Meanwhile a third theorised that he would simply be a facet of her imagination, writing: “I’m betting Camille comes back from France because of some kind of head injury sustained doing something heroic.
“She ends up having to muck in with the team. Her injury sometimes manifests itself through her seeing Richard, and he helps solve the crimes by speaking to her.”
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Paranormal or not, series 10 looks to be the show's most star-studded yet.
Death in Paradise has already confirmed Emmerdale favourite and Strictly Come Dancing champ, Kelvin Fletcher, will star in the new season filmed in Guadeloupe.
It has also been revealed The Crown star Lia Williams, who plays the controversial Wallis Simpson in the Netflix show, is a fresh addition.
The former Doc Martin actress will be joined by Call The Midwife alum Bryony Hannah, who played Nurse Cynthia Miller until season seven.
Also starring in the drama, which aired on the BBC for the first time in 2011, are Noughts and Crosses actor Luke Bailey, The Split's Laura Aikman and comedian Jason Manford.
Our Girl favourite Luke Pasqualino is also an addition to the star-studded cast.
The hit BBC drama resumed filming back in September, with Ralf Little returning as DI Neville Parker.
Meanwhile a teaser for the next season, due to air in 2021, states: "The new series sees D.I. Neville Parker continue to get to grips with island life whilst attempting to unravel a series of challenging cases with the team."
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