These were the top 10 most complained about TV shows this year

Over the last 12 months, regulator Ofcom received over 57,0000 complaints about TV shows on British television.

Tuesday, 24th September 2019, 15:36 pm
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Following an FOI request by Buzz Bingo, these are the top 10 most complained about TV shows in Britain from 1 June 2018 to 31 May 2019.

Season 22 of Celebrity Big Brother managed to rake in almost half of all Ofcom complaints last year. The show is certainly no stranger to controversies, making it a magnet for complaints. Number of complains: 27,250
Panel talk show Loose Women saw complaints roll in after controversy was sparked following a heated argument between Coleen Nolan and Kim Woodburn. Viewers accused the Loose Women panel of bullying. Number of complaints: 8,150
In 2018, Ofcom saw nearly 3,000 complaints about Sky News interview with anti-Muslim activist Tommy Robinson. It was Robinson's supporters making the complaints, claiming bias. Number of complaints: 4,397

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Last years season drew in complaints about the treatment of Islander Dani Dyer and this years season saw complaints about the likes of the behaviour of Islanders Joe Garrat and Maura Higgins. Number of complaints: 4,224
The news programme drew in complaints regarding a comment from presenter Jon Snow when he said he had "never seen so many white people in one place" whilst reporting on a pro-Brexit rally. Number of complaints: 2,958
With Piers Morgan at the helm of the show, Good Morning Britain is used to its fair share of controversy. In 2017, Good Morning Britain topped the list of most complained about TV shows. Number of complaints: 941
Coronation Street amassed the most complaints of the soaps. It saw 236 Ofcom complaints over Rana Habeeb's controversial death and drew in even more with a double murder scene. Number of complaints: 735
Complaints for the show stemmed from a few different areas - the frightening act from The Haunting, Amanda Holden swearing after getting a fright and viewers branding Holden's dress as inappropriate. Number of complaints: 658
The second soap on the list, Emmerdale faced its Ofcom complaints after the show depicted a female teacher grooming and eventually having sex with schoolboy Jacob. Number of complaints: 474
This Morning saw viewers complain to Ofcom after being accused of broadcasting fake news. Viewers were upset when a "breaking news announcement" was a harmless gender reveal for guests on the show. Number of complaints: 450