02/06/2016 11:28 BST | Updated 02/06/2016 15:09 BST

'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...'

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?

True, there was plenty of drama, suspense and intrigue going on, with great performances from the likes of George Blagden, Alexander Vlahos and Elisa Lasowski.

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'
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