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ITV's Good Morning Britain UK’s most complained TV show of 2017


By Taruka Srivastav, Reporter

December 29, 2017 | 2 min read

Good Morning Britain, the breakfast show on ITV hosted by Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid was 2017's most complained TV show, Ofcom has revealed.

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The programme received 1,142 complaints when it interviewed Dr. Michael Davidson, who declared homosexuality was "an aberration", "a sin" and "in some cases reversible'.

In June, another episode received 1,000 complaints when journalist Melanie Phillips made comments about Muslims that were considered offensive and incendiary.

The UK's communications regulator Ofcom investigated 187 programmes, and found 97 shows in breach of broadcasting rules.

The top 10 list is predominantly featured ITV in eight cases, with the BBC and Sky News each featuring once.

Here's the top 10 list:

1. Good Morning Britain, ITV, 5 September - 1,142 complaints

2. Press Preview, Sky News, 20 June - 1,063 complaints

3. Britain's Got Talent, ITV, 1 June - 665 complaints about Amanda Holden's dress

4. Coronation Street, ITV, 27 October - 541 complaints over violent scenes

5. Comic Relief 2017, BBC 1, 24 March - 339 complaints about swearing and sexual connotations

6. Emmerdale, ITV, 6 March - 275 complaints over prison scenes featuring violence

7. I'm a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! ITV, 7 December - 243 complaints about the alleged bullying of celebrity contestant Iain Lee

8. This Morning, ITV, 13 November - 181 complaints about guest's controversial comments on transgender issues

9. Good Morning Britain, ITV, 20 June - 176 complaints over English Defence League co-founder Tommy Robinson's interview

10. Benidorm, ITV, 3 May - 137 complaints about remakrs made about a character with a cleft lip

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