Annette Badland joins Midsomer Murders

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 7 April 2017
Annette Badland

Annette Badland as Aunt Babe

Annette Badland has joined the cast of 'Midsomer Murders' as Dr Fleur Perkin

Annette Badland has joined the cast of ITV's 'Midsomer Murders'.

The 67-year-old actress may have just bowed out of 'EastEnders' as evil witch Aunt Babe but she won't be off television screens for long as she's been cast as pathologist Dr Fleur Perkin in the crime drama's forthcoming 20th anniversary series.

She said in a statement: "I have always enjoyed living dangerously so arriving at 'Midsomer...' is thrilling. In truth I'm delighted to be involved in the 20th series of 'Midsomer Murders' and to work alongside and be part of this creative team."

Dr Perkin will work closely with DCI John Barnaby (Neil Dudgeon) and DS Jamie Winter (Nick Hendrix) as they attempt to solve murders at a comic book festival, a creepy circus, a sinister intellectual society and a haunted brewery.

Annette said: "I hope Fleur can assist Barnaby in maintaining his high success rate of crime detection. She is very good at her job."

Executive producer Jonathan Fisher added: "It is a real privilege to be leading this iconic British detective series into its landmark 20th year. As part of our celebrations, we will be treating our very loyal audience with nods back to some of the most memorable moments of the show's history.

"Meanwhile we are thrilled to welcome the wonderfully talented Annette Badland to the cast as our formidable new pathologist Fleur Perkins. We're sure Fleur will prove to be a vibrant and much-loved 'Midsomer...' character."

It's not known how long Annette will star in the programme for but she recently admitted that she was open to making a return to 'EastEnders' in the near future.

She said previously: "The great thing about Babe is she's a survivor.

"She's wounded, but she won't give in - and so I think with all the threats she made, Babe might be back at some point. She's cursed the Carters, and you don't cross Aunt Babe and get away with it."

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