Pre-BB: Big Brother is Ofcom’s most complained about show ever

Big Brother and Celebrity Big Brother are OFCOM’s most complained about television shows ever according to a new report.

The media watchdog revealed that the monster reality format has gathered the most complaints in its history – picking up a total of 73,788 complaints since it began on Channel 4 in 2000.

The bulk of complaints came from the 2007 series of Celebrity Big Brother which came under fire after former Housemate Jade Goody’s behaviour towards Shilpa Shetty caused controversy. Since the series however, later series have also picked up a hefty number of complaints.

Noteable complaints include this year’s Celebrity Big Brother and Winston McKenzie’s homophobic complaints and Helen Wood’s comments towards Brian Belo during last year’s series. The show has also recently become the most complained about show in 2014.

Coming second to Big Brother in complaints is The X Factor with 20,548 – a huge drop on the number gathered by Big Brother.

Big Brother returns in June.

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