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Published by Sarah Yeoman at 12:39pm 24th May 2018. (Updated at 5:41pm 24th May 2018)

Poldark is at the centre of a pay row

One of the stars of Poldark has called for her pay to match that of her co-star Aidan Turner.

Eleanor Tomlinson, who plays Demelza, says their salaries should match now that they both have lead roles.

She told Red Magazine: "While at the beginning that might have been OK - he was a bigger star than me – now I don’t think so.

"We’re equal leads of the show, so I’d be pretty upset if the gap hadn’t closed."

The salaries for Poldark cast members are set by the production company Mammoth Screen.

Producers say Aidan Turner earns more than Eleanor Tomlinson because he has more screen time than any other characters.

A spokesperson told the Radio Times: "Whilst we can’t and won’t disclose the details, we do pay Aidan Turner more for playing Ross Poldark as throughout all series Ross has significantly more screen time than any other character."

Series four of the Cornish period drama is set to air this summer.

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