Aidan Turner inspired Russell Tovey to work out more

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 20 March 2015
Aidan Turner

Aidan Turner

Russell Tovey has revealed he used to find it annoying that his pal Aidan Turner looks so good topless but confessed it inspired him to work out more

Aidan Turner inspired Russell Tovey to "work harder in the gym".

The 'Banished' actor has revealed he's always been jealous of his pal's impressive physique, which he's currently showing off while playing the lead role in the BBC's new adaptation of 'Poldark'.

Russell said: "He's always had a six-pack, he's always had a good body. He is naturally svelte. He is a man who takes care of himself, he looks that good.

"Of course, it was annoying. But he inspired me to work a bit harder in the gym. He still works at it but he is blessed."

The 33-year-old star also confessed Aidan, 31, has always been popular with the ladies and thinks his looks will help him to succeed in Hollywood.

He told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "Aidan always gets attention from the ladies. You've seen what he looks like - he's Aidan Turner.

"Everybody is interested in him. That six-pack is the real deal. I think he's going to be massive in America, he's a big deal."

However, the 'Hobbit' actor - who is currently dating Irish actress Sarah Greene - claims he's not always been lucky in love and has experienced his fair share of heartache.

Aidan said previously: "I don't know anyone on the planet who hasn't had their heart broken. Yes, it's happened to me. I've been upset, my heart's been broken. Love is love. It's the purest and rawest thing we have in life and everyone experiences it."

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