Big Brother the 'most-complained about' show of 2012 – Daily TV round-up

Show received over 2000 complaints from viewers over the treatment of housemate Deana Uppal

'Big Brother' was the most-complained about TV show of 2012, according to TV regulator Ofcom.

McIntyre... behaviour on Big Brother was the most-complained about (Copyright: Rex)

The show, broadcast on Channel 5, received over 2000 complaints, most of which related to offensive and aggressive remarks from Conor McIntyre towards fellow housemate and Miss India UK title holder Deana Uppal.

It received 12.5% of the total 16,000 complaints, and last month the channel was ruled to have breached Ofcom's broadcasting code during the incident.

The second most complaints, a total of 1488, were made against 'The X Factor', specifically when Louis Walsh could not decide between contestants Carolynne Poole and Rylan Clark and appeared to change his mind after making his decision.

Many viewers accused show producers of a fix.

Elsewhere, Philip Schofield's sensational performance on 'This Morning', when he handed the Prime Minister David Cameron a list of supposed paedophiles he'd found on the internet, received 811 complaints from viewers.

That incident resulted in ITV paying £125,000 in damages to Conservative peer Lord McAlpine, and Schofield being disciplined.

Here is the full list:

1. Big Brother (Channel 5) - 2,088


2. The X Factor Results Show (ITV1) - 1,488


3. This Morning (ITV1) - 811

4. True Stories: Gypsy Blood (Channel 4) - 509


5. Live: The Silent Ascent (Sikh Channel) - 378

6. Sky News - 364
7. Islam: The Untold Story (Channel 4) - 293


8. The X Factor (ITV1) - 305


9. Citizen Khan (BBC One) - 256

10. Keith Lemon's LemonAid (ITV1) - 246

Last year, talk show 'The Wright Stuff' received the most complaints, with 2,220, after host Matthew Wright joked about the murder of teenager Liam Atchison on the show. [Digital Spy]

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