Congratulations are in order… Celebrity Big Brother has been named the most complained about TV show of 2016!
3,643 viewers decided to complain to regulator Ofcom about Christopher Biggins, and Marnie Simpson’s breasts.
The summer series of Celebrity Big Brother, the eithteenth to air, saw Christopher Biggins make comments about bisexual people and Marnie Simpson decision to bare her breasts to Saira Khan.
There were also complaints about series winner Stephen Bear licking Chloe Khan’s boobs.
As 2016 comes to a close Ofcom revealed the figures with ITV soap Coronation Street coming in a second which received 1,141 complaints.
473 of the moans came for an episode which aired during August and saw the character of Eva Price, played by Catherine Tyldesley, visit Audrey’s hair salon, where she remarked about her dyed hair: ‘I have more roots than Kunta Kinte.
‘No idea who that is, by the way, just something my mum used to say.’
The script led some viewers to claim it was a racist comment, and ITV responded in a statement which read: ‘We apologise if this dialogue has caused offence.’
Elsewhere in soapland Emmerdale received 500 complaints for an episode about dognapping.
Ofcom later confirmed the soap would not face investigation and it was unlikely it would encourage copycats.
Ofcom’s top 4 most complained about shows of 2016
1. Celebrity Big Brother (3,643)
2. Coronation Street (1,141)
3. Big Brother (864)
4. Emmerdale (815)