BGT gets Ofcom complaint for the strangest reason

Ofcom received a complaint from a viewer about this weekend’s Britain’s Got Talent – just because Ant McPartlin was on screen.

The troubled TV presenter is currently missing from the show having entered rehab following a drink-drive conviction.

His bestie Declan Donnelly is hosting the live portion of the series alone, although the pre-recorded audition footage still features Ant.

And according to Ofcom, one viewer was not at all happy to see the Geordie star there.


The regulatory body also received three other complaints – two about Simon Cowell using the word ‘bloody’, and one about David Walliams being ‘sexually suggestive’ – although it’s not clear in what way.

Ant admitted drink-driving during an appearance at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court earlier this month, and was fined £86,000 and given a 20-month driving ban.

ITV announced that Declan will be hosting the live portion of the new BGT series alone after he did the same for the final two episodes of their variety show, Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway.

In the first episode of the series Ant and Dec hit their golden buzzer after watching magician Marc Spelmann cast his spell over the crowd with the story of his young child, Isabella, who was in her mother’s womb as her mum was treated for cancer.

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