A COUPLE whose love life has waned dramatically have watched a televised sex scene in silence.
Nikki Hollis and Nathan Muir were watching what they thought was a straightforward ITV police drama when they were suddenly confronted with a passionate sex scene. Neither changed the channel in case the other thought they were making some sort of point.
Hollis said: “We have an unspoken agreement that when we watch TV together, we stick to sexless things. For example, Michaela Strachan isn’t suddenly going to start humping Chris Packham on Springwatch.
“I know TV shows chuck in sex scenes willy-nilly to keep viewers interested but have they no sympathy for people like me and Nathan who haven’t had sex for four months but can’t talk about it because if we did we’d end up unravelling the fabric of our entire relationship?
“I just stared blindly at the screen willing myself to have an out-of-body experience and Nathan pretended he’d lost the remote down the side of the sofa for the full four minutes that the scene lasted.
“Tomorrow night we’ll be sticking to Antiques Road Trip followed by a documentary about canals.”