Medieval knight at Warwick Castle finds surprise TikTok fame - The Leamington Observer

Medieval knight at Warwick Castle finds surprise TikTok fame

Leamington Editorial 26th Aug, 2022 Updated: 29th Aug, 2022   0

A HANDSOME medieval knight from Warwick Castle has gone viral on TikTok.

A guest at the Warwickshire-based tourist attraction posted up the video of Will Arnold playing the part of Sir Edward in Wars of the Roses Live, captioned “Someone find me this man”.

The video has gained more than 1.1 million views and 91.1k likes on the social media site and Will appears to have attracted a legion of female admirers.

Not only that – but there have also been thousands of comments from people planning trips to Warwick Castle to see 32-year-old Will – who has been compared to a Disney Prince as well as “the missing Hemsworth brother” – in real life.

The video, posted by @claricespeaks shows Will taking part in the display at the castle riding a horse, flicking his long blond hair, wearing armour and holding a sword.

Comments include: “So I’m guessing all my fellow mothers are taking our children to Warwick Castle then for ‘educational purposes”.

Another reads: “If you listen closely, you can hear every lady in the audience become single all at once.”

One person commented: “My kids: What are you watching? Me: Get your shoes on we’re going out, we can be in Warwick in 15 minutes.”

Even others who had a bit further to travel were not deterred. “It’s only an eight hour drive. I can be there by morning”.

A further comment simply reads: “The best advertising for Warwick Castle”.

Will was taken aback by his newfound TikTok fame.

He said: “I’m flattered, I think it’s hilarious. It was definitely a surprise – but I’m not complaining.”

Will has been horse-riding his whole life and has been working for The Knights of Middle England (KOME) since 2018. Since then, he has had roles riding in both Wars of the Roses Live and Dragon Slayer, as well as other travelling shows around the country.

When he’s not performing in shows, he is based at KOME HQ in Warwick, where he spends his time working horses and teaching clients.

In his spare time, Will enjoys running and is currently training for the London Marathon.

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