The voting of X-Factor contest Carolynne Poole off the show at the expense of rival Rylan Clarke promoted more than 1,000 complaints to television regulator Ofcom a Freedom of Information request has revealed. 

In the list of top 10 shows to receive complaints to Ofcom this year were episodes of Big Brother, Keith Lemon’s chat show and Sky News for a Kay Burley interview.

The Daily Mail report:

The second most complained about programme saw 1,140 people upset about Big Brother on Channel 5.

The complaints were made about the show aired on June 25 which allegedly saw contestant Conor McIntyre ‘make threats of sexual and physical violence and bullied fellow housemate Deana Uppal.’

Big Brother also appeared at number six in the list of most complained about TV shows again for alleged bullying in an episode aired on July 16.

Third on the list was Channel 4’s True Stories: Gypsy Blood aired on January 19 and received 509 complaints, with viewers unhappy with the way the documentary portrayed animal welfare, child abuse and illegal behaviour.

You can read the full story here including the top 10 of most complaints. 

I am a journalist and author. I am a journalist at the UK edition of WIRED magazine. In 2015, my first book Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. My second book Reed Hastings: Building Netflix, was published in March 2020. I created FOI Directory in 2012 and have maintained it in my spare time ever since.