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'At least I don't look like the back end of a bus' Eamonn Holmes jibes Jamie Dornan over Belfast Translink competition

By Claire Williamson

Published 09/09/2016

Jamie Dornan has been voted a Northern Ireland legend.
Jamie Dornan has been voted a Northern Ireland legend.
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He may be a Hollywood heartthrob - but Jamie Dornan has joked the Metro bus with his face on it is "probably the most stoned bus in Belfast".

The Fall actor was speaking to Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford on This Morning on ITV.

The interview was part of the media campaign for his latest film Anthropoid which he stars in alongside Irish actor Cillian Murphy.

The film centres on the plot to kill SS beast Reinhard Heydrich, one of the architects of the Holocaust.

Two soldiers (played by Dornan and Murphy) from the Czech Army in exile were trained by the British and parachuted into their homeland on a mission - codenamed Anthropoid - to assassinate Heydrich.

But Eamonn took the opportunity to give Dornan some stick over a recent Translink competition in Belfast.

The Metro Legends competition gave the public the opportunity to vote for what famous face from Northern Ireland they would like to see on the side of the bus.

The final five was Jamie Dornan, Carl Frampton, Rory Best, Mary Peters, Michael O'Neill or Eamonn Holmes.

Eamonn said: "There was a competition in Belfast to name a bus after a famous Belfast person

"It was whittled down between me and him.

Dornan laughed saying: "I didn't know you were in for it".

But Eamonn quipped: "Who do you think the great Belfast public voted to name the bus after? It wasn't me.

To which Jamie laughed: "It's probably the most stoned bus in Belfast I'd imagine with my mug on the back of it."

But Eamonn had the final say as he laughed: "At least I don't look like the back end of the bus. It's probably why it didn't go to me."

The highly anticipated series three of The Fall is set to return at the end of September while Anthropoid is out in cinemas on September 9.

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