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Tom Ellis

Season 10

Whilst he’s known around the world for playing the king of hell in the hit-series Lucifer, actor Tom Ellis turns out to be a rather charming bloke in real life – which is fitting this Valentines week as he joins presenter Tom Pauc to discuss his latest rom-com Players, in which he stars opposite Gina Rodriguez. He also shares the plot twist stories that have taken his career from Sheffield to LA.

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