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'Versailles' Sex Scenes Defended By Co-Creator David Wolstencroft

'If you want to get titillated and count the nipples, go ahead, but that’s not what international audiences did...'

02/06/2016 11:28 | Updated 02 June 2016

There’s no getting around it, there was a whole lot of sex in the first episode of ‘Versailles’ last night (1 June), wasn’t there?

But let’s face it - the sex was all anyone on Twitter was talking about.

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'Versailles' debuted in the UK this week

In the space of 17 minutes, in fact, viewers were confronted with four separate “scenes of a mature nature”, which no doubt made for uncomfortable viewing for anyone who tuned in with their parents expecting a ‘Downton Abbey’-esque historical drama (with a few more wigs thrown in for good measure).

‘Versailles’ co-creator David Wolstencroft has now addressed the public’s reaction to the sex scenes telling us, basically, that we all need to just grow up a bit.

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George Blagden and Alexia Giordano in 'Versailles'

Strong words for all the nipple-counters out there.

‘Versailles’ continues next Wednesday (8 June) at 9pm on BBC Two.

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