Fans of I’m A Celebrity will no doubt recall that in the last series, contestant Charlie Brooks – who plays soap villain Janine Moon in EastEnders – was left devastated after she missed out on the chance to see her young daughter Kiki…
The drama occurred when Charlie and campmate Eric Bristow took part in a mini-challenge entitled Door to Door, for which they were given the choice of which coloured doors to open to reveal prizes.
7 year-old Kiki and Eric’s teenaged son James were behind one of the doors, but Charlie and Eric didn’t pick the correct colour… Read more & comment »
The daytime repeats of the hugely popular ITV reality show, The Only Way Is Essex, are to be removed from scheduling, the Metro reports.
Fans of the hit ITV2 reality show have been, up until now, able to catch up with the antics of the Essex crew at the weekend, with the normally 10pm broadcast being censored for swearing. Read more & comment »
As fans of Big Brother will know, this year’s series is sponsored by Schwarzkopf and their hair dye brand, XXL Live…
However, after TV watchdog Ofcom received just over 1,000 complaints from viewers about three incidents involving housemates Conor, Deana, Caroline and Adam – and former housemate Victor Ebuwa – the company is now apparently considering withdrawing their sponsorship.
The ‘incidents’ are detailed here, but in brief, the core issues are perceived threats of violence, racism and the use of the word “retards.”
However, as I mentioned in my article yesterday, the total number of viewers who’ve complained about the show probably amounts to many 1% if not less of the total, but nonetheless, it seems Schwarzkopf consider it sufficient grounds to reconsider their deal with Channel 5 and Endemol… Read more & comment »
It’s been reported by the Daily Star today that TV watchdog Ofcom has received a total of 1,108 complaints from Big Brother viewers about incidents that have taken place in this year’s show…
There are three issues that viewers have complained about, including of course Conor’s rant about Deana in which he – and these are the paper’s words, not mine – “threatened to ‘punch’ Deana Uppal and sexually assault her with her epilator.”
Another complaint concerns Caroline calling Adam “a ridiculous gorilla” and former housemate Victor Ebuwa using the word “retards” about this year’s housemates when he appeared on Bit on the Side.
So Ofcom is now investigating the series to establish if it has breached its “harm and offence” rules which state that “broadcasters must ensure that any material they air that may cause offence to viewers is justified by the context…” Read more & comment »
This year’s Big Brother has certainly provided a good deal of drama, and has captured its fair share of headlines over the housemates’ behaviour, with the latest furore surrounding Caroline Wharram calling fellow housemate Adam Kelly “a gorilla.”
It’s been reported today that TV watchdog Ofcom have received around 50 complaints from viewers over the gaffe, which was aired during last Thursday’s Channel 5 highlights show.
It all began during Caroline’s participation in the week’s shopping task, when Adam volunteered to spin the roundabout that Caroline was sitting on while eating a jar of sweets.
Branding him “a bully” for spinning her too fast, once the task was over, she told fellow housemate Scott Mason, “He’s just a ridiculous gorilla – bowl haircut, no sanitation. He’s just disgusting…” Read more & comment »
TV watchdog OFCOM have received a whopping 865 complaints from viewers enraged by Peter Andre’s recent Sky News interview.
Kay Burley seemed to ambush the star with a clip of Dwight Yorke blasting him for trying to adopt his and Katie Price’s son Harvey and then proceeded to ask Peter how he would feel if Alex Reid tried to adopt his two children.
TV regulator OFCOM have confirmed that despite receiving dozens of complaints themselves and 3000 more being submitted to ITV, they don’t intend to investigate ITV’s The X Factor.
BBC News reports that Ofcom officials said that it only launches investigations into complaints including the treatment of TV show contestants and flaws in voting processes, but not the outcome of programmes.
OFCOM has ruled that this years Celebrity Big Brother did not breach broadcasting rules despite hundreds of complaints about rapper Coolio.
Most of the complaints related to his sexist and allegedly bullying behaviour, however OFCOM said that Coolio was the “villain of the piece” for many but that “such a role, after 10 years of Big Brother, is generally expected by the audience”.