Poldark returns with life and death drama - but no torso-baring
Poldark viewers admit getting a glimpse of Aidan Turner’s chest is a highlight.
Poldark made a dramatic return to television screens with a birth, two deaths and a pregnancy announcement – but a disappointing lack of torso-baring.
Heartthrob Aidan Turner, who plays Ross Poldark, has caused a stir for flashing his chest in previous series of the BBC period drama, with many viewers admitting the topless scenes are a highlight.
So they were unimpressed when season three of the Cornwall-set drama got under way on Sunday night with barely an ab in sight.
That was a full 60 minutes without Ross taking his shirt off. Mugged #Poldark— Rosie (@RoseannaEve) June 11, 2017
Can't help but notice Ross still has his shirt on. Sad times. #Poldark— Laura (@uisgebeatha) June 11, 2017
#Poldark Looks like Ross' velcro shirt deal has fallen through..no bare chest— Martin Silk (@MartinSilk) June 11, 2017
However, despite the lack of toplessness, viewers were thrilled to see the “brilliant” drama back on TV.
One viewer said: “Poldarked and Poldazzled, that was a spellbinding great first episode for S3.”
The episode saw Elizabeth (Heida Reed) have her baby, with a question mark still remaining about whether Poldark is actually the father.
Meanwhile, Demelza (Eleanor Tomlinson) has a secret of her own – she is expecting again.
She tells Poldark in a touching scene at the end of the episode that had viewers joking about the amount of pregnancies on the programme.
I swear Demelza reveals she is with child every other episode. That's a whole lot of breeding! #Poldark— Jasmine Rose (@imjeanvaljean) June 11, 2017
Poldark first aired on BBC1 in 2015 and returned for a second series in 2016.
New additions to the cast this series include Josh Whitehouse as aristocrat Hugh Armitage, and Harry Richardson and Tom York as Demelza’s brothers Drake and Sam.