Demelza's brother in (her) arms: Poldark star puts on a flirty display with her television sibling as their secret off-screen romance is revealed

  • Eleanor Tomlinson and Harry Richardson were seen kissing and cuddling 
  • The pair play brother and sister Demelza and Drake in the BBC series Poldark 
  • The Daily Mail can reveal the pair are dating and enjoyed an intimate stroll   

To Poldark fans, they are siblings Demelza and Drake – so the sight of Eleanor Tomlinson and Harry Richardson kissing might lead some to choke on their cornflakes.

But this amorous display was not part of some extraordinary plotline in the BBC drama… rather a first glimpse of the secret off-screen romance between the co-stars.

The Daily Mail can reveal the pair are dating and enjoyed an intimate stroll through Wimbledon last week, where they were seen kissing and cuddling.

Loved-up: Harry Richardson hugs his co-star Eleanor Tomlinson, who plays his sister in Poldark

Loved-up: Harry Richardson hugs his co-star Eleanor Tomlinson, who plays his sister in Poldark

At one point in the shopping trip, Australian heart-throb Richardson, 24, swept Miss Tomlinson’s flame-red hair back from her face before cheekily pulling her closer by her dress.

Neither made any attempt to hide their feelings from passers-by, and as they waited for a taxi 25-year-old Miss Tomlinson, wearing a lace dress with tan heels, stepped forward to steal a kiss.

An onlooker said: ‘They looked really loved-up and were very touchy feely, cuddling and kissing right next to a pub. At one point someone shouted “get a room”.

‘They went into several shops and walked all around Wimbledon Village before getting in a taxi together. Considering what a recognisable couple they are for anyone who watches Poldark, they were being very open.’

Cheeky: At one point in the shopping trip, Australian heart-throb Richardson, 24, swept Miss Tomlinson’s flame-red hair back from her face before cheekily pulling her closer by her dress
Cheeky: At one point in the shopping trip, Australian heart-throb Richardson, 24, swept Miss Tomlinson’s flame-red hair back from her face before cheekily pulling her closer by her dress

Cheeky: At one point in the shopping trip, Australian heart-throb Richardson, 24, swept Miss Tomlinson’s flame-red hair back from her face before cheekily pulling her closer by her dress

It is thought the pair grew close during filming for the third series, in which Richardson has appeared topless several times. The news may disappoint the fans who have said that Miss Tomlinson and Aidan Turner, who plays her husband Ross Poldark, would make a good couple.

Representatives of Miss Tomlinson and Richardson did not respond to requests for comment yesterday.

In character: The couple in the third series of Poldark, where they play brother and sister

In character: The couple in the third series of Poldark, where they play brother and sister

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