A Very English Scandal viewers VERY distracted by Norman Scott ‘Anyone else struggling?'

Hugh Grant took on the role of Jeremy while Ben Whishaw portrayed his accuser Norman Scott.

The first episode saw Jeremy start a whirlwind affair with young stablehand Norman in 1960s England.

Homosexuality was illegal at the time and Jeremy was keen to keep his romance with Norman a secret.

While Jeremy and Norman met in the first instalment, viewers were left very distracted during their interactions.

Actors Hugh and Ben have previously starred opposite one another in Paddington 2 and it seems viewers couldn’t stop thinking about the animated film.

Taking to Twitter to comment on how thrilled they were that Ben and Hugh and reunited, many viewers claimed they could;t stop hearing Paddington’s voice when Norman spoke.

“I can only hear Paddington #AVeryEnglishScandal,” one viewer wrote.

Another added: “#AVeryEnglishScandal is greatly improved if you close your eyes and imagine it’s Hugh Grant chatting up Paddington Bear.”

A third continued: “#AVeryEnglishScandal is anyone else struggling with Paddington Bear’s voice?!”

“Is it just me who can’t stop imagining Hugh and Ben as their characters from Paddington?? #AVeryEnglishScandal,” someone else shared.

A fifth noted: “Already loving #AVeryEnglishScandal but I feel it’s going to get messed up because every time I hear Ben Whishaw I hear Paddington.”

However one fan was not impressed with the many comparisons to Paddington 2.

“@onbbc1now F**k off with your constant Paddington references, most people didn’t watch it. #averyenglishscandal,” they posted online.

Speaking about the BBC series, actor Ben said that the show was “bleak” while Hugh claimed it’s “riveting”.

“It’s a riveting story,” Hugh told Digital Spy.

“You sort of can’t believe that it could’ve happened.”

Ben continued: “It’s bleak and absurd when you read the cold facts.

“You almost can’t believe it. It seems so odd.

“What these people did to each other was savage. They were obsessed with each other for a very long time.”

A Very English Scandal continues Sunday on BBC One at 9pm.

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