Ofcom has revealed the top ten shows that received the most complaints between 2020 to 2022 - and it includes plenty of breakfast shows, as well as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s interview with Oprah. Find out more…
According to TECC, the number one show with the most complaints was Good Morning Britain, which received over a third of the total complaints with over 75k, with over 57k due to Piers Morgan’s comments about Meghan Markle following their interview with Oprah.
However, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s interview with Oprah also made the list in sixth place, receiving over 6,000 complaints when it aired back in 2021.
Following Good Morning Britain, Love Island received 42k complaints - of which 24k were regarding Faye Winter’s argument with Teddy Soares. Britain’s Got Talent came in third place with almost 30k, This Morning received almost 10k and Celebrities: what’s happened to your face? Received over 7k. Lorraine, I’m a Celebrity, Jeremy Vine and Loose Women also made the top ten, though all received under 5k complaints over the two years.
Piers has since opened up about his discussion of Meghan, which ultimately led to him quitting the show after storming out of the set when confronted by the show’s weather presenter, Alex Beresford. He later left the show for good after refusing to apologise for his comments.
Speaking about the situation, Piers said: “I used to think I was uncensored, and then of course when I left Good Morning Britain, it turned out that I was being censored in the sense that I was told I had to apologise for disbelieving Princess Pinocchio or I would have to leave the building.
"So I took the leave-the-building option, which I thought was a sad moment for me and the show. I thought it was the wrong call by ITV. It was all a bit dramatic, but of course what it did was focus everyone's minds to, 'What is free speech?'"
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