Aidan Turner has opened up about the one Poldark co-star he just can't get one with – Garrick the dog! In the show, Poldark's wife Demelza is friends with the canine, but in reality Aidan revealed that he's "just [doesn't] like that dog". Chatting to Heat magazine about getting along with the four-legged friend, whose real name is Barley, he said: "I hate that dog. I've never disliked an animal in my life, but I just don't like that dog. You can't pet him - he just bites you. He's looking for a treat the whole time. Zero love from me. He's just a working dog, you know, so you don't get affection. He just works more than me so I'm probably jealous."
Aidan joked about Demelza's four-legged friend
Barley's trainer, Gill Raddings, has a very different opinion, saying: "Barley has never put a foot wrong. We do enjoy working on Poldark very much. He's very intelligent, picks up tricks really easily. I knew I'd gotten a really special dog." Barley has also appeared in Fantastic Beasts and Wear to Find Them and 2017's National Television Awards.
Aidan joked about being jealous of Garrick the dog
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Fans were delighted when Poldark returned to their screens on Sunday night, and many took to Twitter to discuss Aidan's shirtless scene. One viewer cheekily tweeted: "Very strong start to this series of #Poldark. License fee money well spent IMHO," while another added: "Is this #Poldark or #LoveIsland or the ultimate crossover?" The Hobbit actor has previously opened up about filming his topless moments on the show, telling the Mirror: "It was pretty cold. It was September and it wasn't pleasant… I have to keep relatively fit just to fit into the costumes." He added that he doesn't mind getting attention for the scenes, joking: "I don't [mind] at all. Go for it."
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