ITV Faces Backlash over I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here


Complaints Flood In

ITV has been bombarded with complaints from viewers following the return of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here. The show has sparked outrage due to Nigel Farage’s participation and a cheeky joke about Sunderland made by hosts Ant McPartlin and Dec Donnelly. So far, 103 fans have expressed their frustration to broadcasting regulator Ofcom.

Political Jabs and Mockery

The presenters wasted no time in making digs at right-wing politics, which did not sit well with viewers. Ant and Dec, who hail from Newcastle, compared the harsh outback to Sunderland, igniting the Tyne-Wear derby football rivalry. Additionally, they have poked fun at conservative news channel GB News, on which Nigel Farage has his own show, with regular shoutouts to “Keith and Linda”.

Controversial Shower Scene

Viewers have also voiced their outrage over a controversial shower scene involving Nigel Farage. The ex-politician’s bare bottom was caught on camera as he went for a wash, prompting strong reactions from fans. Many found the moment “disgusting” and “traumatizing”, with some even vowing to complain to Ofcom.

Viewer Reactions

Several viewers took to social media to express their dismay. One person wrote, “NO! NO! NOOOOOO! Phoning Ofcom.” Another demanded trigger warnings for future scenes involving Farage, stating, “Please ensure ITV have trigger warnings when I’m witnessing Nigel in the shower thank you. I will be invoicing my therapy bill.” The incident has left some viewers so disturbed that they plan to report it to Ofcom.

Controversial Sunderland Comparison

The comparison made between the outback and Sunderland has also drawn criticism. Fans have branded the remark as disrespectful, further fueling the backlash against the show.

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