It's Rufus Sewell v Aidan Turner in battle of the period heartthrobs

Oooh it’s a tough choice. Aidan Turner or Rufus Sewell?

Yes it seems Rufus’s turn as Lord Melbourne in ITV’s Victoria is giving Poldark star Aidan a run for his money in the female fan stakes.

So while we might have assumed that most women were turning into the BBC in the hope of glimpsing Aidan’s six-pack, it seems that isn’t the case. Plenty opted to see Rufus work his charms instead.

But then, who really has to choose? Plus one people, plus one.

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