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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.

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.

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.

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