A Very British Scandal’s Claire Foy says she won’t miss filming racy sex scenes

A Very British Scandal star Claire Foy has admitted that she said she won't miss filming the BBC show's provocative and intense sex scenes.

BBC viewers who watched the show's series finale on Tuesday night knows Claire's character, The Duchess of Argyll aka 'The Dirty Duchess, engaged in thrilling sex scenes which had many fans hot under the covers.

Talking about the X-rated scenes, the actress described them as being "the grimmest thing you can do."

She said: "It's a really hard line because basically you do feel exploited when you are a woman and you are having to perform fake sex on screen."

"You can't help but feel exploited, It's grim – it's the grimmest thing you can do."

In the thrilling series that was inspired by true events, the Duchess of Argyll was at the very centre of a public scandal and had been found guilty of adultery.

Duchess of Argyll, Ethel Margaret Campbell, in the 1960's had been heavily accused by the press for accusations of bribery, divorce and 80 extra-marital affairs as part of her highly publicised divorce hearing against the Duke of Argyll.

The three-party BBC drama explored the scandal centred around the highly publicised divorce of the Duke and Duchess of Argyll in the 1960s.

Details of the divorce made headlines around the world – as it was the first time the UK mass media publicly shamed a woman.

Marvel's Wondavision actor, Paul Bettany, joined Claire as the role of the Duke of Argyll in the gripping series.

Despite finding the show's sex scenes very "grim" to film, viewers celebrated Claire and commemorated her award-winning performance on social media.

One fan said: "Claire's performance in A Very British Scandal was award-winning, the actress is flawless and incredible."

Another said: "Those sex scenes were very hot" – there's no doubt many were left feeling flustered.

The three-part BBC drama A Very British Scandal aired on BBC One and BBC iPlayer on Boxing over three consecutive nights, it finished airing on Monday evening.

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