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Julian Ovenden's 'allergic' to social media

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Julian Ovenden's 'allergic' to social media

Julian Ovenden is "allergic" to social media.

The 'Downton Abbey' star - who is known for playing handsome ladies' man Charles Blake in the period drama - doesn't like the thought of airing his dirty laundry online for all to see so he prefers to stay away from it at all costs.

Speaking exclusively to BANG Showbiz, he said: "I'm allergic to social media but I've realised it's quite important so sometimes I have to write something but I'm a reluctant tweeter. I just feel like I don't really want to self-promote. I feel like I want to have a little bit of mystery because you don't want to tell people too much about you."

However, the 39-year-old actor has realised the internet will help him to promote his forthcoming album 'Be My Love' seeing as most people recognise him from the small screen.

He explained: "I've been a singer a lot longer than I've been an actor. It's been something I do and it's been one of threads to my career and I guess it's slightly less known than my screen work or theatre work and it's nice to share it with a wider audience and I wanted to make a record that was a representation of what I do, what kind of person I am, what kind of performer I am and I'm really proud of it."

'Be My Love' is set for release on April 22 on East West.