Eleanor Tomlinson's dad says she's really fallen for Poldark stunt rider Ben Atkinson - aw!
She might get to cosy up to gorgeous Aidan Turner on screen but in real life Poldark‘s Eleanor Tomlinson has fallen for his stunt double!
The 22-year-old actress, who plays Poldark‘s wife Demelza in the hit BBC drama, is said to be dating Aidan‘s body double Ben Atkinson after meeting on set last April and things seem to be going really well between them.
In fact Eleanor‘s father says that Ben, 21, has already become like a member of their family – aw!
‘She is completely smitten with Ben. They are very happy together,’ reveals dad Malcolm, 57.
‘We have all met him and we completely approve. He will often come round and we watch the show together.
‘We all watched the first episode together at his parents’ house. We had a Poldark party. That was great fun.’
Cute! We won’t be buying a hat just yet though as Malcolm has ruled out any talk of marriage for the time being.
‘She is only 22,’ he explains to the Mirror. ‘Still very young.’
The news comes after Eleanor hinted about her mystery man in a recent interview, in which she said he worked in the industry but wasn’t an actor. She also revealed that he was very understanding of her love scenes with sexy co-star Aidan, 31.
‘It’s not a question of me having to “explain” to him [my boyfriend] that it’s only chemistry,’ Eleanor tells The Times. ‘He’s immensely supportive and we trust each other, and I’m honest about everything.
‘There are no nasty surprises for him. He doesn’t watch the show and go: “What? You didn’t tell me about that!”‘
We’ve all fawned over Aidan‘s buff chest in Poldark but, being a stunt double, Eleanor‘s man Ben has got an equally great bod. His website reveals that he’s part of an equine stunt team and is an impressively experienced horse master and trainer.
With Poldark set to return for a second series, Eleanor will get to spend even more time on-screen with Aidan and off-screen with Ben – lucky lady!