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'I can completely understand the reaction' - 'Normal People' intimacy co-ordinator Ita O'Brien on reaction to sex scenes

Ita O'Brien is proud of the sex scenes she has carefully overseen, writes Eoin Murphy

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RESPECT: Ita O’Brien says the reaction is not a surprise.

RESPECT: Ita O’Brien says the reaction is not a surprise.

RESPECT: Ita O’Brien says the reaction is not a surprise.

The peals of indignation in Ireland about the sex scenes in Normal People were heard across the Irish Sea in the UK by the show's intimacy co-ordinator, Ita O'Brien.

The drama has garnered 16.2m hits on the BBC iPlayer there, without so much as a sigh from viewers.

"I have seen the Liveline commentary. To be honest, I am surprised that there hasn't been more," Ita told the Sunday Independent.