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Emily Sioma used her Miss America introduction to talk about the water crisis in her state
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(Photo: Emily Sioma. Credit: Getty Images).
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Poldark preview: T’int right, t’int fair, t’int fit, t’int proper!

Amy Gladwell

BBC News Online

As Cornish super-fans enjoy a special sneak preview of series four, those in the US are turning green with envy.

A group of about 30 flew to the county from across north America recently to tour some of the locations the drama was filmed at.

Melody Stimbert from Michigan told us the show had "changed her life" after the death of her husband and opened up a whole new world of friendships with other fans online.

She had to fly home two days before the preview screening at Redruth cinema on Tuesday evening and wants a Poldark premiere in the US.

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