The top 10 most criticized TV shows in 2021 have been revealed.
It was a banner year for Ofcom, with over 150,000 complaints filed about various television shows.
Total figures do not include complaints about the BBC, which are managed by the company in the first place.
Adam Baxter, Director of Standards and Public Protection at Ofcom, said: “It is interesting that this is a relatively small number of TV shows that are taking the lion’s share; the five most criticized programs account for 80% of all complaints.
“Social media – a digital home for modern conversations about water coolers – is also having its influence on complaint numbers.
“But to me these volumes demonstrate the British public’s interest and passion for television and radio programs, and how important they are to the cultural fabric of our nation.”
The 10 most denounced television programs in 2021
1. Good Morning Britain, ITV, March 8
Piers Morgan sparked a furious reaction when he said he did not believe Meghan, comments from the Duchess of Sussex on feeling suicidal as a member of the royal family during her Oprah interview with Prince Harry.
The host then left the show after Meghan complained to ITV about how her comments might affect the mental health issue in general.
2. Love Island, ITV2, August 6
Most of the complaints referred to competitor Faye Winter’s behavior towards another reality show competitor, Teddy Soares.
Winter delivered a long, expletive blast to his partner Soares, sparking 24,921 complaints.
The couple had an explosive argument after the islanders played a clip of Soares telling another contestant, Clarisse Juliette, who had since been eliminated, that he was attracted to her.
3. Celebrities: What happened to your face? Channel 5
Viewers have complained about comments made about a number of celebrities featured in the two-part series, which was promoted with the tagline: “Famous Face’s Flaws”.
Famous faces under fire included Simon Cowell, reality TV star Charlotte Crosby and Lizzie Cundy.
Channel 5 then interrupted the show after former Geordie Shore star Charlotte publicly said she was “appalled” and asked not to appear on it.
4. Oprah with Meghan and Harry, ITV, March 8
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex gave a moving interview about their reasons for stepping down from royal duties to seek financial independence in California.
Prince Harry shared his sadness for his father Prince Charles and brother Prince William, saying they were “trapped” in the cabinet.
Meghan also said she felt suicidal as a royal and claimed her sister-in-law Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, made her cry before her marriage to Harry in 2018, despite the media having reported the opposite at the time.
The couple also accused an anonymous member of the monarchy of questioning the skin color of their son Archie before he was born during the two-hour show, which aired while Prince Philip was at the show. hospital to recover from heart surgery.
The Royal Family also released a statement days after the show aired, with the now infamous “memories may vary” line.
5. Love Island, ITV2, July 28
Viewers were unhappy with the delivery of a postcard from Casa Amor to the main house by the producers that showed the girls what their love interests were without them. Some have said that the snapshots are misleading.
6. Lorraine, ITV, December 6
Dr Hilary Jones sparked anger over his comments about the number of unvaccinated people at the hospital, where he claimed 90% of those currently hospitalized had not yet received their vaccine.
The complaints are still being assessed.
7. Good Morning Britain, ITV, March 9
Piers Morgan was once again criticized for asking co-host Charlotte Hawkins to stand up so viewers could see her skirt.
He then clashed with fellow presenter Alex Beresford over Meghan and Harry’s interview with Oprah, which led to Piers storming the set live on air.
8. Good Morning Britain, ITV, November 1
The morning news show once again received thousands of complaints about Dr Hilary Jones’ criticism of a bogus COVID flyer, before host Richard Madeley tore it up.
9. Good Morning Britain, ITV, June 1
A segment from Good Morning Britain titled: “Ditching Unvaccinated Friends?” Also elicited a furious reaction from many viewers earlier this summer.
10. This morning, ITV, February 26
ITV’s other famous daytime show This Morning ended up receiving over a thousand complaints about a segment titled “How to Lose Lockdown Pounds”.