Fans freak out after Aidan Turner suggests Ross Poldark might die this series
Poldark fans around the country nearly had heart attacks this morning after Aidan Turner suggested Ross Poldark might die this series.
Speaking to Nick Grimshaw on BBC Radio 1, Turner was talking innocently about how the popular BBC One series films out of sequence. Unfortunately, he didn’t choose his words carefully enough, joking: “You’re dying tomorrow and on Wednesday you’re getting married. It’s a bit odd, but you get used to it.”
The sentence provoked uproar from listening fans, who mistook Turner’s words to mean he had filmed Poldark’s death scenes.
Grimshaw was forced to ask Turner to clarify his statement, after receiving an outpouring of messages from devastated listeners.
Eleanor Tomlinson, who was also on the BBC Radio 1 show with her co-star, said: “I knew that would happen when it came out of your mouth.”
Sheepishly, Turner admitted: “I don’t – to the best of my knowledge – die.”
He then further reassured fans: “I think I’m doing this for a few more years.”
Fans can breathe a sigh of relief as they prepare for the eagerly-anticipated second series of Poldark, which will begin this Sunday at 9pm on BBC One.