Tamwar Masood in EastEnders is played by Himesh Patel who plays Emery Staines.
Fans immediately took to Twitter to praise the actor for playing such a different role to his one in EastEnders, and some were completely distracted by his appearance.
One explained: “So pleased for geeky Tamwar off Eastenders getting to act opposite /snog Eve Hewson #TheLuminaries.”
Another said: “When did Tamwar off of Eastenders get hot? #TheLuminaries.”
“Is the guy in #TheLuminaries Tamwar from Eastenders?” uttered a third, “I can only see him as being about 15 and a bit geeky!! but that is definitely not what I’m seeing on screen!”
And one more said: “It’s Tamwar from Eastenders, I don’t think I’ll be able to take him seriously as the leading man
The Luminaries continues on BBC One tomorrow at 9pm.