Will there be a fifth season of ‘Poldark’?

Poldark star Eleanor Tomlinson has revealed some brilliant news for fans of the hit Cornish period drama series.

Speaking at the official launch of the show’s new season at London’s BFI, the actress announced that a fifth season of Poldark has now been confirmed.

She said: “I can confirm that we are going to make series five of Poldark. Yay! So exciting!”

Tomlinson, who plays Ross Poldark’s wife Demelza, is currently shooting the BBC’s new adaptation of The War of the Worlds.

Watch the announcement video:

Based on the novels by Winston Graham, Poldark began in March 2015 and 27 episodes have aired so far.

Season 4 finished filming in Cornwall earlier this year and is expected to begin on BBC One in the UK next month.

Set in 1796, the eight new episodes will see Ross defend Cornwall from an empowered George Warleggan, while Demelza finds her loyalties torn and Elizabeth tries to strengthen her marriage.

The complete first and second seasons of Poldark are available to buy on DVD now.

Season 4 will air in the US later this year on Masterpiece on PBS.