Poldark star Aidan Turner rules out Strictly Come Dancing – because he “can’t stand” the show

Turner is unimpressed by the standard of dancing on Strictly

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Don’t expect to see Aidan Turner gracing the Strictly dance floor any time soon. In fact, the Poldark star absolutely detests the talent show and thinks the dancing is “rubbish”. 

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Turner himself actually took up ballroom and Latin American dancing at the age of six, and represented Ireland for ten years as a competitive dancer – once placing third in the All-Ireland National Dance Championships.

But in his eyes, the dancing on display in BBC1’s Strictly Come Dancing just isn’t any good. 

“I hate it. God, I hate watching it now, I can’t stand it really,” he told the Radio Times.

The actor – who plays heartthrob Ross Poldark in the hit BBC drama – then claimed that the reality series is “not about dancing… the dancing is rubbish”.

So we shouldn’t be placing our bets on Turner as a surprise addition to the 2017 line-up? 

“I don’t know if I’m eligible because I used to compete at an amateur level. I think you need to be, like, a raw beginner,” he said.

“They haven’t asked me, no. And just for the record, I wouldn’t do it.”

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Read the full interview in Radio Times magazine out now