Most of the British complaints about the TV show were revealed after viewers registered more than 75,000 complaints – and it wasn’t Love Island.
While the ITV dating show was notorious for television’s most complained-about moment of 2022, with nearly three thousand viewers condemning a particular episode, the numbers prove another, more surprising show is taking the lead.
Over the past two years, Good Morning Britain has raised more than 75,623 complaints from Ofcom, according to a new report.
In the document obtained by TECC before the sunNews and talk shows accounted for 36.63 percent of all complaints received during the time frame.
Love Island was second with a score of 42,944, while Coronation Street was the most complained about TV series.
Surprise: Britain’s most complained-about TV show was revealed after viewers logged over 75,000 complaints and it wasn’t Love Island, it was Good Morning Britain
Drama: Love Island was second with a score of 42,944, while Coronation Street was the most garnered TV series.
In December, the dating show became responsible for three of the year’s most complained about TV moments.
One episode was criticized for its perceived tolerance of alleged misogynistic and bullying behaviour.
Official figures from British broadcasting and television regulator Ofcom put the ITV2 flagship at the top of a strong ten list, with many of its complaints relating to the July 17 episode.
Figures showed that 2,630 viewers complained about “allegedly misogynistic behavior by some male contestants” during the show’s movie night.
Additionally, 769 viewers complained about the July 18th episode of Aftersun, which saw host Laura Whitmore and speakers speculate about what happened between Ekin-Su Culculoglu and George Tasker in the bedroom.
The treatment of contestant Tasha Gorey during one of her most famous challenges was also called into question, with 1,523 people complaining after the episode aired on July 19.
The professional dancer is repeatedly hit in the face with cream pies during the Anticipation, Marriage, and Pie Game—a regular match on the show where contestants must breakfast a person they deem unattractive.
Ofcom said in that complaints for that July 17 episode were about “alleged bullying among contestants, and raised ongoing concerns about male contestants’ behaviour, which they viewed as misogynistic”.
Top of the list: ITV’s dating show was named the most popular about TV moment of 2022, with almost three thousand viewers condemning one particular episode.
Over the show’s eight weeks on the air, 7,482 complaints were filed regarding “alleged misogynistic behavior and bullying” by some of the male contestants.
Other complaints filed centered around “alleged misogyny, emotional abuse and coercive control” by the male contestants.
In 2021, Love Island received a record breaking 24,763 complaints from Ofcom over Faye Winter’s expletive-laden row with Teddy Soares.
Thousands of viewers took to the media watchdog to express their annoyance at the episode in which Fey allowed Teddy to be ripped apart in an angry rant after watching a clip of him at Casa Amor.
Watch the video, shown during the Island’s Movie Night Challenge, Teddy telling fellow contestant Clarice Juliette that he’s “sexually attracted to her.”
Fay’s rant — which fans of the show called “terrible,” “offensive,” and “gassing over” — resulted in the most lewd episode ever, with contestants reportedly swearing 125 times, while Fay was said to have said “and *” * as a 57 Once.
And in the aftermath of the explosive scenes, Ofcom confirmed that the episode received nearly 25,000 complaints.
said an Ofcom representative woman: We received quite a number of complaints about Love Island last week, which is consistent with the trend of increasing complaints about high-profile TV shows.
“We carefully evaluate the complaints we receive, before deciding whether or not to investigate them.”
The series previously saw a spike of 4,000 complaints following the episode in which Faye was shown a postcard implying that Teddy had cheated on her, with viewers angry that it was “misguided”.
Not impressed: In 2021, Love Island received a record breaking 24,763 complaints from Ofcom over Faye Winter’s expletive-laden row with Teddy Soares
In the aftermath of the shocking episode, a Love Island spokesperson spoke about the reaction, adding to the post: Seriously.
We have designated Social Care and Psychological Support Producers on hand at all times who regularly monitor and speak to all Islanders in private and off camera, especially if someone appears to be upset.
Thus, all the islanders are fully supported by the on-site professionals and their villa friends.
“The islanders can always reach out and talk to someone if they feel the need,” they concluded.
Most complained about TV moments of 2022
1. Love Island – July 17th (2630 complaints)
2. I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! – November 6-27 (1,890 complaints)
3. Friday Night Live – October 21 (1,548 complaints)
4. LOVE ISLAND – July 19th (1,523 complaints)
5. Good Morning Britain – February 15th (860 complaints)
6. Jeremy Vine – January 24 (773 complaints)
7. Love Island – July 18th (769 complaints)
8. I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! – November 13th (627 complaints)
9. FIFA World Cup Final December 18th (605 complaints)
10. Sky News – Sept. 10 (599 complaints)