Aidan Turner reveals iconic Poldark scene was his idea

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Aidan Turner

Aidan Turner

'Poldark' star Aidan Turner admits he is to blame for the hysteria surrounding his scything scene.

Aidan Turner admits he is to blame for the hysteria surrounding his much-discussed scything scene in 'Poldark'.

The 33-year-old hunk became something of a sex symbol after he appeared shirtless in the BBC series, and has now confessed it was his idea to shoot the scene bare-chested.

He said: "It was my idea to take my top off.

"It was probably a huge mistake. But Poldark's out in the fields, it's a really hot day, there's a lot of work and it wouldn't have made sense with a top on.

"It was never supposed to be sexually provocative.

"So when the show came out and it all kicked off, I was a bit surprised. But it kind of put the show on the map."

Aidan admits he has since received some rather curious attention from fans after shooting the now-iconic scene, including one who has written a book called 'Stalking Aidan' - but the Irish star has taken the situation in his stride.

He told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "I thought that was a bit odd but it didn't scare me. I find it quite endearing.

"I get a lot of things sent to me, too. A lot of music, and I must have told people I was into sweets, because I get a lot of those. And chocolate. Weird."

In recent months, Aidan has been mentioned as a possible replacement for Daniel Craig as James Bond. However, he is refusing to get carried away by the speculation.

He said: "I'd rather not say anything. It seems like it's the Judas kiss - once you comment on it, it disappears. It's hugely coveted. Let's see how it goes."

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