Normal People Wins The Award For ‘Longest Sex Scene’ On Irish Telly

The show was dubbed "50 shades of Sligo" last night.

It’s safe to say people were hot under the collar last night when Normal People returned to RTÉ One with its usual double-bill Tuesday night helping.

As we venture halfway through the series, with episode five and six of the 12-part series airing last night, the show had viewers feeling all sorts with both episodes containing a lot of sex scenes. In parts, both Marianne (Daisy Edgar-Jones) and Connell (Paul Mescal) showcased some full frontal nudity, which had viewers feeling appalled and aroused in some mixed commentary online.

Joe Duffy even tweeted that he’d be “calling in sick” to Liveline today after watching last night’s episodes and knowing too well what was in store for him today. The one hour double bill was also noted as “Ireland’s longest sex scene” to ever air out on RTÉ.

From people accidentally watching with their parents (we have previously warned you!) to feeling weak at the sight of Paul Mescal’s hunky Irish bod, the episodes certainly had people talking and here’s some of the reactions online.

Popcorn at the ready, LOL.

I mean, one thing’s for sure, Joe’s ratings will be through the roof today.

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