Year-end report from UK communications regulator Ofcom confirms top 10 TV shows that prompted viewers to call or email and file a complaint in 2021
Ofcom revealed that Good Morning Britain and Love Island were the most criticized shows of 2021.
A year-end report from the UK communications regulator confirms the top 10 TV shows that prompted viewers to call or email and file a complaint.
Nine of the 10 programs were broadcast on ITV – with the exception of Celebrities: What’s Happened To Your Face on Channel 5?
The most criticized show of the year was the Good Morning Britain breakfast show – specifically the episode that aired on March 8.
There were 54,595 complaints about this episode of the ITV series, which focused heavily on the interview between Oprah Winfrey and The Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
GMB was hosted by Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid that day, and the next day Piers announced he was stepping down from his role as presenter.
The second most criticized show of 2021 was the reality TV series Love Island, which aired on ITV2.
The episode in question aired on August 6 and featured Faye Winter arguing with her on / off partner Teddy Soares.
Viewers weren’t impressed with Faye’s demeanor and the way she spoke to Teddy.
In third place was Celebrities: what happened to your face? resulting in a total of 7,125 complaints about comments made about the appearance of a number of celebrities on the show.
Oprah Winfrey’s explosive interview with Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle came in fourth place with a total of 6,486 complaints.
Love Island received an additional 4,337 complaints about the episode that aired on July 28 and featured the women on the show receiving a postcard as the men partied at Casa Amor.
The remaining five shows were all ITV daytime shows: Good Morning Britain, Lorraine and This Morning.