No murder for Midsomer star Nettles

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Midsomer Murders star John Nettles character will reportedly not be killed off when the actor retires from the show.

The 65-year-old Bergerac actor is retiring as DCI Tom Barnaby in the much loved ITV drama and is due to film his final scenes in August next year.

Producer Brian True-May told the Daily Express: "John will bow out in a normal episode, his character DCI Tom Barnaby won't be executed or have his head chopped off."

The producer believes the show will continue to be popular with viewers after Nettles' departure, and the team are already considering who could fill his shoes.

He said: We do have someone in mind already to replace John who is almost 95 per cent certain to be cast - but I'm not saying who at the moment."

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