Audience complaints

06 December 2023

Complaints assessed under the Broadcasting Code.

Viewers and listeners in the UK have long enjoyed a rich heritage of broadcasting and quality programming. But sometimes you may see something on TV – or hear a programme on radio – which you find offensive or think is harmful.

Every time Ofcom receives a complaint from a viewer or listener, we assess it under the Broadcasting Code to see if it needs further investigation. The Code sets standards for television and radio shows and broadcasters have to follow these rules.

Complaints received from Tuesday 28 November to Monday 4 December 2023

It is not possible for us to list every complaint we have received – but here is a list in chronological order of those programmes that received more than 50 standards complaints last week (we do not include fairness and privacy complaints in this list).

Inclusion or omission of a programme on this list is not indicative that Ofcom is investigating the broadcast. The number of complaints received is not an indication of how serious an issue is.

ProgrammeServiceTransmission dateNumber of complaints
Breakfast with Kay BurleySky News23 November 20231,385
I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!ITV11 December 2023433
I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!ITV128 November 2023246
The Big British Beef BattleChannel 4 1 December 2023 142
I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here ITV1 29 November 2023 136
CrossTalk with Kevin O’Sullivan and Alex Phillips Talk TV 1 December 2023 101
I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here ITV1 3 December 2023 71
Lorraine ITV1 21 November 2023 66

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Previous audience complaints reports

Older audience complaints can be accessed via the National Archives.