James Norton prepares to hand over the baton to Outlander's Tom Brittney as he films final Grantchester scenes
He is set to be replaced by Outlander's Tom Brittney in the coming weeks.
And TV hunk James Norton looked ready to hand over the baton to a new TV heartthrob as he filmed his final Grantchester scenes on location in the Cambridgeshire village on Tuesday.
The 32-year-old actor was seen sporting his signature vicar attire to film with Tom, 27, who was spotted on set for the first time ahead of his debut in the ITV drama's upcoming fourth series.
Leaving: James Norton (left) looks ready to hand the baton over to Outlander star Tom Brittney (right) as he filmed his final Grantchester scenes in the Cambridgeshire village on Tuesday
During filming, James - who's played¬†Reverend Sidney Chambers since the show's beginning in 2014 - was spotted boasting a bloodied face in the latest scenes for the action-packed drama, as his tale of solving murders in the sleepy English countryside comes to a dramatic conclusion.
Also spotted on-set was¬†series mainstay Robson Green, who plays Reverend Chambers' crime-fighting partner¬†Detective Inspector Geordie Keating.
Luckily the arrival of Call The Midwife star Tom on-set proved a big hit to fans watching the filming, as he happily posed for selfies and signed autographs for those in attendance.
Departing: As he filmed scenes, 32-year-old James was seen sporting a bloodied face alongside his vicar attire as he was seen in character as¬†Reverend Sidney Chambers
Mainstay: Also seen on-set was series star Robson Green, who plays¬†Chambers' crime-fighting partner Detective Inspector Geordie Keating
Tom looks to have already been a big hit even before his first scenes hit the airwaves, as he has big shoes to fill in replacing James in the lead role.
Earlier this year it was revealed that Robson Green will be partnered with a new vicar later in the fourth series.
Outlander and Call The Midwife star Tom was confirmed to be taking on the role of Reverend Will Davenport as Norton moves on to new roles.
Legend: Robson has also appeared in the ITV drama since its beginnings in 2014, as the pair solve murders in a sleepy English village
Well-received: Tom proved to be a hit with those who turned up to watch the series being filmed, as he happily posed for selfies and signed autographs
Coming soon: Tom - who previously starred in Call The Midwife - will make his debut as¬†Reverend Will Davenport in the show's upcoming fourth series
An ITV statement said: 'A man of the people, confident, caring and self-assured, Grantchester‚Äôs young, new parish priest Will Davenport channels his boundless energy into a quest for social justice.
'He is a man of God, but with the devil inside of him. As Geordie draws him into righting the wrongs of criminal Cambridge, Will‚Äôs own troubled past is unearthed.'
James said at the time his departure was announced: 'As excited as I am to be filming a new series of Grantchester, it‚Äôs also heartbreaking to be saying goodbye to Sidney Chambers.
'I‚Äôve loved this experience, and particularly working with such an extraordinary cast and crew. All the best to the fantastic Tom Brittney in his role as the new vicar. He is a wonderful addition to the Grantchester family.'
Exciting: Tom is set to replace James in the ITV drama's leading role, as he leaves the show to pursue other projects
Hunky: The TV heartthrob looks to already be a big hit with fans,¬†