Des fans moan Dennis Nilsen’s ‘non-stop’ smoking scenes ‘hurt their lungs’

Viewers of ITV drama Des have complained that their "lungs hurt" due to all of the smoking in the show, which is set in the 1980s and based on the conviction of murderer Dennis Nilsen.

During Tuesday night's second episode, the police continued trying to identify Nilsen's victims, with experts telling them that there could be between eight and 20 sets of remains found.

But with scene after scene of characters sparking up, including Daniel Mays' Peter Jay, viewers were getting grossed out.

One tweeted: "Just watching all the smoking in Des on ITV is making me short of breath."

Another wrote: "A good 70% of Des so far is people lighting their cigs and smoking."

A third complained: "Des is just one long smoking advert!"

Someone else said: "As a former smoker, it's genuinely upsetting me how much these actors are smoking in Des. It's making my lungs hurt just watching."

A fifth added: "Smoking in every scene seems a bit unnecessary."

While another continued: "I feel like I can smell the smoke from all this smoking they're doing, making me feel ill."

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