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27th Dec 2018

These are the TV shows that received the most complaints to OFCOM in 2018

Wil Jones

Celebrity Big Brother topped the list

Christmas has been and gone, and the year is nearly at an end, which means it is time for OFCOM to release the list of the most complained TV shows of 2018.

The UK TV watchdog received the most complaints regarding this year’s edition of Celebrity Big Brother. The controversial series of the Channel 5 reality show caused headlines after Emerdale actress Roxanne Pallett claimed that she had been ‘punched’ by fellow housemate Ryan Thomas.

Ofcom received 25,327 complaints from viewers over the incident. CCB recieved a total of 27,602 complaints in all.

The second most complained-about show was Loose Women, which received 8,002 complaints about a squabble between host Coleen Nolan and celebrity cleaner Kim Woodburn.

Sky News received 3,463 complaints about its interview with Stephen Yaxley-Lennon (aka Tommy Robinson) – reportedly mostly from his supporters, who alleged bias and defamation of character against him.

Love Island also drew thousands of complaints over the way the show treated Dani Dyer.

55,842 complaints were made to OFCOM about programmes in 2018.

If you have noticed the lack of BBC shows on the list, that is because complaints go through the BBC complaints procedure, before they go to Ofcom.

2017’s most complained-about moment was Good Morning Britain‘s interview with a so-called gay cure therapist.