Demelza’s brother in arms ... Poldark star romances TV sibling
TO Poldark fans, they are siblings Demelza and Drake – so the sight of Eleanor Tomlinson and Harry Richardson kissing might lead some to choke on their cornflakes.
But this amorous display was not part of some extraordinary plotline in the BBC drama … rather a first glimpse of the secret off-screen romance between the co-stars.
The Daily Mail can reveal the pair are dating and enjoyed an intimate stroll through Wimbledon last week, where they were seen kissing and cuddling.
At one point in the shopping trip, Australian heart-throb Richardson, 24, swept Miss Tomlinson’s flame-red hair back from her face before cheekily pulling her closer by her dress.
Neither made any attempt to hide their feelings from passers-by and as they waited for a taxi 25-year-old Miss Tomlinson, wearing a lace dress with tan heels, stepped forward to steal a kiss.
An onlooker said: ‘They looked really loved-up and were very touchy feely, cuddling and kissing right next to a pub. At one point someone shouted “get a room”.
‘They went into several shops and walked all around Wimbledon Village before getting in a taxi together. Considering what a recognisable couple they are for anyone who watches Poldark, they were being very open.’
It is thought the pair grew close during filming for the third series, in which Richardson has appeared topless several times. The news may disappoint the fans who have said that Miss Tomlinson and Aidan Turner, who plays her husband Ross Poldark, would make a good couple. Representatives of Miss Tomlinson and Richardson did not respond to requests for comment yesterday.
Adoring gaze: Eleanor Tomlinson steps in for a kiss after their shopping trip
Loved up: Richardson hugs his co-star Cheeky: Then he pulls her closer by her dress
In character: The couple in the third series