A HOLLYWOOD actor (and former winner of FHM's 'sexiest woman in the world' competition) has joined a Bournemouth University professor in the foothills of Wales for a new TV show.

Transformers star Megan Fox and Professor Tim Darvill might, at first sight, appear to be quite an unlikely pair.

But it turns out they share more than a fleeting interest in archaeology. And when Fox began work on series Legends of the Lost, she needed help from an expert.

Prof Darvill, who specialises in the subject of Stonehenge, filmed scenes about the ancient site with the actor for the second episode of the series. The show is currently being broadcast on The Travel Channel in the US.

He said: "The filming came about because they invited me to contribute to the programme as they knew about my work on the 'healing hypothesis' for Stonehenge.

"I believe the site was a place for the living."

Prof Darvill he believes said the site's smaller stones - known as the bluestones - have healing properties. The rocks were brought from the Presli Hills in Wales.

"That is what's explored in the programme," he said.

“The whole focus of the show is our research on the healing hypothesis – a really good piece of research.

"It really underlines the international interest in this kind of research.”

Bournemouth Uni BSc archaeology graduate Si Cleggett has also appeared on the show to share his theories.

Prof Darvill said: “It was really enjoyable to spend a day out in the Preseli Hills of southwest Wales with Megan.

"She became really engrossed in the archaeology of the areas we visited, and was starting to spot features for herself as we walked."