I’m A Celeb rocked by over 3,000 Ofcom complaints as viewers rage over controversial campmate
23.11.2022 - 20:07
I’M A Celebrity has been hit with thousands of complaints surrounding the show’s most controversial campmate ever – Matt Hancock. Broadcasting regulator Ofcom has so far received 3, 287 complaints relating to his inclusion in the jungle AND the treatment of the former health secretary.
Matt’s arrival in the jungle sparked outrage with his fellow campmates, as well as amongst politicians and the general public. With four days to go until the final, viewers still haven’t warmed to him being there and 1,764 unhappy fans have felt strongly enough to write to the regulator.
He has however gained a legion of fans, and the majority of the other complaints relate to fans thinking Matt is being bullied in the jungle. In a statement about the figures, Ofcom said: "It’s worth being aware that under our rules - and taking into account freedom of expression - there's no ban on any particular person taking part in programmes.
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