Aidan Turner has admitted that his star-making turn in Poldark is the first role he has not had to audition for.
Turner set pulses racing as the shirtless Cornish heartthrob and has revealed it was the first time he wasn't put through his paces before he was offered the job.
The Dublin-born actor said: "I usually audition for things but they just sent me the scripts and the books, and asked me if I wanted to play the role.
"It's the only thing I've got offered in my entire life! Everybody else must have been busy."
Tuner (32) had three months to get into character as Ross Poldark, developing his muscles at the gym and having horse riding lessons.