Gangs of London fans distracted by Joe Cole's 'posh boy' accent as mob boss Sean Wallace

GANGS of London fans have been left distracted by Joe Cole's 'posh boy' accent as mob boss Sean Wallace.

The 31-year-old used a Brummie accent in hit BBC show Peaky Blinders, and in real life is a London accent with a bit of an edge.

However in the hit Sky Atlantic drama, Joe adopts a posher accent, and it's thrown many viewers off as they watch the series.

Taking to Twitter, one wrote: "Really like #GangsOfLondon but what the f*** is up with Sean Wallace’s accent?"

Another tweeted: "Though speaking of accents, why is Joe Cole’s accent SO posh in #GangsOfLondon? His family aren’t posh and he runs a drugs cartel. Am I missing something?"

A third added: "Loved #GangsOfLondon but Joe Cole/Sean Wallace’s posh boy accent is terrible!"

Meanwhile a fourth wrote: "Also why is Sean top London gangsta yet speaks in a posh accent. Makes no sense #GangsOfLondon."

Earlier this month, Joe opened up about his decision to leave Peaky Blinders, where he played John Shelby.

John was the younger brother of lead character Tommy Shelby – played by Cillian Murphy – and Joe, who left in season four, told "With Peakly Blinders I never really got out of the gates in that role. It’s Cillian’s show really.

"I actually chose to leave Peaky Blinders because I wanted to explore new avenues, and new characters and new stories."

Of his decision to play the lead in Gangs of London, he added: "When I received this, literally I read the title and I thought 'no'.

"[But] I read the first episode and the synopsis and I was like 'This could be something special'."

Gangs of London continues tonight at 9pm on Sky Atlantic. 

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