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Mum's the word for Poldark heart-throb Aidan Turner

Published 07/09/2016

Aidan Turner with the award for best television actor in the press room at the GQ Men of the Year Awards
Aidan Turner with the award for best television actor in the press room at the GQ Men of the Year Awards

He may be the heart-throb of the moment, but Aidan Turner has revealed he is still a mummy's boy.

The star was crowned best TV actor at the GQ Men of the Year awards after "riding a horse all day" on the first day filming the third series of Poldark.

Turner told reporters on the red carpet of the awards do: "My mum doesn't like me smoking and I do, at the odd moment, take a cigarette.

"I shouldn't do that but it's probably the last of my really bad habits. My mum is not impressed with that at all."

The Irish actor added: "I have to text her if I'm late coming home. I still do that with my mum when I'm home.

"If I'm staying over I send her a text always. I didn't do that when I was younger... I'm a very good boy. I behave myself."

He added: "My mum's the number one in my life. I make sure she's looked after. I would never worry her.

"She's really proud. She loves the show. She was proud of the 70s version also."

He said that despite his heart-throb status women were not screaming his name.

"No never, what the hell is going on? It never happens!" he joked.

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