Poldark actress Eleanor Thompson aka Demelza is dating Aidan Turner’s burly stunt double

So get this. Poldark stunner Eleanor Thompson, who plays red-head beauty Demelza in the his BBC One drama, is actually dating Poldark in real life. No, not Aidan Turner, but his stunt double, which is kind of the same thing, right?

Okay, maybe not but it’s still pretty exciting news. The 22-year-old is said to be totally “smitten” with her new squeeze, who she met while filming the first series of the BBC’s overnight sensation. The couple understandably fell head over heals against the romantic backdrops of the Cornish coast while filming took place in April last year.

“She is only 22, still very young. But she is completely smitten with Ben. They are very happy together,” Thompson’s father spilled to the Daily Mirror. Thanks dad.

“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 at his parents’ house. We had a Poldark party. That was great fun.” Sounds it!

Eleanor Thompson, Poldark

Poldark actress Eleanor Thompson dating Poldark stunt double (BBC Pictures)

The first series of Poldark concluded with a devastating cliffhanger on Sunday night. Six million of us cried into our roast dinner as the series came to an emotional close. And the BBC have confirmed we’ll have to endure another agonising second series expected for 2016.

Eleanor’s hunky co-star Aidan Turner recently revealed that he can see the period drama, based on the Winston Graham book series of the same name, running for another five series.

“In the first series we covered the first two novels and there’s 12 in total,” he told the RadioTimes.com. “Winston [Graham] has given us the stories. I think it could maybe go on for four or five series.”

So that’s another five series for Eleanor to fall helplessly in love with her on screen husband’s steamy stunt double. We’d say that makes her one lucky gal.