'I'd never do Strictly... I can't stand it' - Irish star Aidan Turner
Poldark star Aidan Turner has vowed never to appear on Strictly Come Dancing, even though he can move like the best of them, because he "can't stand" the BBC show.
The Clondalkin-born actor (33) took up ballroom and Latin American dancing at the age of six and represented Ireland in international competitions for 10 years.
Turner was asked by the Radio Times if he watched Strictly.
"No, I hate it. God, I hate watching it now, I can't stand it, really," he replied.
"It's not about dancing, the dancing is rubbish."
Asked whether producers had ever asked him to join, he said: "I don't know if I'm elig- ible because I used to compete at an amateur level. I think you need to be, like, a raw beginner.
"They haven't asked me, no. And, just for the record, I wouldn't do it."