‘I am a Superstar’ receives 2000 complaints about Matt Hancock

‘I am a Superstar’ receives 2000 complaints about Matt Hancock

‘I am a Superstar’ receives 2000 complaints about Matt Hancock

Matt Hancock on ‘I am a Superstar… Get Me Out of Right here!’ (ITV/Shutterstock)

Ofcom have confirmed that it has obtained virtually 2,000 complaints relating to I am a Superstar… Get Me Out of Right here and Matt Hancock.

The broadcasting watchdog confirmed that many of the complaints have been relating to the previous well being secretary’s mere presence on the fact present.

Ofcom will assess the complaints towards its broadcasting guidelines earlier than deciding whether or not to research.

In response to Ofcom knowledge, round 1,100 individuals complained about Hancock starring on the present whereas there have been additionally complaints about how he was handled by different contestants.

The practically 2,000 complaints have been made between 8 and 14 November.

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Ofcom mentioned in a press release: “It’s price being conscious that underneath our guidelines, in precept – and considering freedom of expression – there’s no ban on any specific particular person participating in programmes.

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“Nonetheless, if the mere presence of an individual is prone to trigger offence, we might anticipate broadcasters to take steps to mitigate or justify that offence. How they try this editorially is as much as them.”

Hancock’s choice to look within the jungle had been met with criticism from each the general public and his fellow MP’s with him being suspended from the Conservative Social gathering.

Matt Hancock got bit by a scorpion (ITV)

Matt Hancock acquired bit by a scorpion (ITV)

ITV has defended its choice to place Hancock within the jungle with the present’s govt producer Olly Nash saying: “We’ve put in a great deal of politicians over time, we additionally put in individuals who have had very sturdy views about sure issues, and generally it performs out in camp and generally it doesn’t.”

He added: “It’s not a query of making an attempt to divide camp, now we have by no means been a intentionally divisive camp. It’s as much as them to return into the camp and it’s as much as them in the event that they wish to go away.”

Throughout his time within the jungle, Hancock has confronted a number of bushtucker trials and been elected camp chief.

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