Poldark star Aidan Turner is nearly unrecognisable as he arrives at Wimbledon


On the same day the BBC confirmed its hit drama Poldark will return for a third series in 2017, actor Aidan Turner was turning heads at Wimbledon.

He arrived looking dashing at the tennis championships, but passers-by may not have noticed him, thanks to his long beard and hair.

Aidan Turner arrives at Wimbledon
Aidan arrives at Wimbledon (Philip Toscano/PA)

The actor, who plays Cornish mine owner Ross Poldark in the hit adaptation of Winston Graham's novel, was pictured enjoying the men's quarter-finals day.

Another star spotted in the audience was singer Ellie Goulding.

Ellie Goulding
Ellie Goulding was also in the audience (John Walton/PA)

She denied any suggestions she may be the one to replace Chris Evans on BBC motoring show Top Gear after he departed on Monday, saying he had given it his "best shot".

The 29-year-old tweeted on Monday:

But as she made her way past fans at SW19 she dismissed the idea that it might happen.

She said: "No, I'm not presenting Top Gear, sorry to disappoint."

She backed Andy Murray ahead of his clash with Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and said she "absolutely" believes he can get to the final, adding: "I'm really excited about today."