CELEBRITY Big Brother was the most complained-about TV show of the decade, it emerged yesterday.
Watchdog Ofcom said an episode in last years Channel 5 series when Roxanne Pallett falsely alleged Ryan Thomas assaulted her drew 25,237 complaints.
Roxanne Pallett sobbed in the CBB Diary Room as she falsely accused Ryan Thomas of assaulting her
The ex-Emmerdale actress was heavily criticised for accusing soap star Ryan of punching her, later saying she got it “massively wrong”.
The episode accounted for about half of all complaints in 2018.
An episode of Loose Women featuring Kim Woodburn as a guest came in second, with viewers criticising the way the star was treated by panellists.
Top of the list for 2019 was Channel 4 News (2,717 complaints) when presenter Jon Snow said, after a day of Brexit-related rallies and protests, he had never seen so many white people in one place.
Tony Close, Ofcoms director of content standards, said the volume of complaints received about a programme is not necessarily a sign that broadcasting rules have been broken.
He added: Overwhelmingly, the most contentious programmes of the 2010s were either reality shows – like Love Island, Big Brother and The X-Factor – or news and current affairs.
Ofcom found that its broadcasting rules had been broken in 55 cases this year.