I’M A Celebrity has been hit with thousands of complaints surrounding the show’s most controversial campmate ever – Matt Hancock.
The broadcast regulator Ofcom received 3 287 complaints about his inclusion in the jungle and the treatment of the ex-health secretary.
Matt’s arrival in the jungle sparked outrage with his fellow campmates, as well 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.
However, he is gaining a lot of support from his fans.
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.
“However, if the mere presence of a person is likely to cause offence, we would expect broadcasters to take steps to mitigate or justify that offence. How they do that editorially, is up to them.”
The latest wave of complaints come after some people demanded that show bosses step in as they felt ‘uncomfortable’ watching Matt interact with the celebs.
In addition to being ridiculed by the others in the jungle, the MP from West Suffolk was chosen six times consecutively for the unfavorable Bushtucker Trials.
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The MP was convicted of violating the coronavirus social dishonouring rules and having an affair in the ministerial office.
He spoke on reality TV and said that his previous behavior was a reason for him to quit. “mistake”He said that he “fell in love”.
He said that he was searching for the right person. “a bit of forgiveness”But viewers and campmates are still having trouble with the idea.
When he flew from Australia to Australia, he had his Tory whip taken off.