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Poldark stars Ai­dan Turner, Eleanor Tom­lin­son and Josh White­house on TV’S hottest love tri­an­gle of the year…

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has Ross been ne­glect­ing Demelza for just a lit­tle too long? Will hand­some new­comer lt. Ar­mitage turn her head to give our gal­lop­ing hero a taste of his own medicine? We talk to stars Eleanor Tom­lin­son, Ai­dan Turner and Josh White­house to find out more.

Poldark sun­day / bbc1 / 9.00pm

It’s a tall or­der to find some­body who would be able to ri­val the na­tion’s favourite swash­buck­ling hero

Ross Poldark, played by heart­throb of the mo­ment Ai­dan Turner.

But, luck­ily, Poldark’s lead­ing lady, Eleanor Tom­lin­son, knew just the man to fit the bill when cast­ing direc­tors were hunt­ing for the per­fect per­son to play dash­ing aris­to­crat and poet Hugh Ar­mitage.

Eleanor quickly sug­gested her friend, ac­tor and Burberry model Josh White­house, and her bosses soon snapped him up…

‘I’d just done the film Al­l­ey­cats with Josh, so I men­tioned his name and told them I thought he was fab­u­lous,’ says Eleanor, as she chats to TV Times dur­ing a break in film­ing the cur­rent third series of the hit BBC1 Cor­nish cos­tume saga.

‘They saw Josh and that was it. I got a phone call af­ter­wards go­ing: “He’s amaz­ing and he re­ally writes

po­etry!” I’m glad it worked out.’

Josh made his de­but as Lieu­tenant Hugh in episode three when he was cap­tured by the French and thrown into the pris­oner-of-war camp where he made friends with Dr Dwight Enys.

Dur­ing last week’s episode, the dra­matic res­cue mis­sion to save Dwight ended up with Ross free­ing Hugh as well, and he came back with them to Corn­wall.

This week, Ross and Hugh’s bro­mance con­tin­ues to blos­som when Ross asks Hugh to visit Dwight, who’s strug­gling to cope after their hor­ren­dous or­deal in France.

But Ross needs to keep a close eye on his new friend!

Fans will have spot­ted Hugh’s ad­mir­ing glances to­wards Demelza when he first met her on the beach.

Over the com­ing weeks, Hugh is set to turn Demelza’s head. But will she suc­cumb to his ad­vances and be­tray Ross the same way he cheated on her with Eliz­a­beth?

Here, Ai­dan, Eleanor and Josh tell TV Times about pe­riod drama’s hottest love tri­an­gle of the year…

drama / 9.00pm / BBC1

Corn­wall’s an­swer to Romeo and Juliet take cen­tre stage in tonight’s beau­ti­fully writ­ten episode. After last week’s high drama, Mor­wenna’s de­lighted that Drake is on the mend. So when Drake con­fronts her after dis­cov­er­ing that she’s set to wed Os­borne, Mor­wenna fi­nally ad­mits that it’s him she re­ally loves – hur­rah! How­ever, George is sus­pi­cious at Mor­wenna’s hap­pi­ness and sends Tom Harry to spy on her. When George learns the truth, he comes up with his most heart­break­ing plan to date… Else­where, Ross asks Hugh to visit Dwight as the lovely doc con­tin­ues suf­fer­ing psy­cho­log­i­cally after their or­deal in the pris­oner of war camp.

Who will win Demelza’s heart? See p6

It looks like Demelza’s brother Drake is set for heart­break

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