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I’m A Celebrity 2023 becomes one of the most complained about

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I’m A Celebrity 2023 becomes one of the most complained about

Research reveals I’m A Celebrity 2023 is the most complained about IAC series to date.

Researchers analysed Ofcom Audience Complaint data from the last eight series between November 2016 to December 2023 to determine which TV shows have received the most complaints from viewers. The data reveals the programme has had a total average 6,222 complaints since 2016. 

This year’s I’m a Celebrity Get Me out of Here 2023 Series ranks at number one, receiving the most complaints since series 16 with a total of 2,794 filed into Ofcom so far.  The winner of this year’s series Sam Thompson was crowned on Sunday 10th December having been tipped by bookies as the likely King of the Jungle for this year.

The findings note that the second most complained about is series 22, with 1,224 complaints filed. This series had 10.94 million viewers, and former English Footballer, Jill Scott, was the crowned the winner. Series 20 is the third most complained about, with 11.05 million viewers, 1,203 complaints were filed. Author, Giovanna Fletcher won the series, with dancer Jordan North in 2nd place. 

Series 18 is the fourth most complained about, achieving an impressive 12.18 million viewers, it received 398 complaints. The winner of series 18 was Football legend, Harry Redknapp.  

Rank 
Year 
Viewers (millions) 
Sum of number of complaints 
1 
2023 
9.8 
2,794  
2 
2022 
10.94 
1,224  
3 
2020 
11.05 
1,203  
4 
2018 
12.18 
398  
5 
2019 
10.59 
218  
6
2016
10.42
195
7
2021
7.61
154
8
2017
9.96
36

 Casino sweepstake comparison site Casinos Sweeps complied the data.

A spokesperson for Casinos Sweeps: 

Series 23 has seen several arguments and clashes between campmates including Fred Sirieix, Nella Rose, and Jodie Gibson. On November 28, Ofcom received 246 complaints relating to a variety of issues, including 91 complaints objecting to comments from Nella to Nigel and 80 complaints alleging unfair treatment of Nigel in the series by ITV. 

Complaints have even been directed at Ant and Dec. One tweet says, “Why are Ant & Dec helping so much with the trials on this series? #ImaCeleb It is interesting to see the rise in complaints for TV shows. According to Ofcom, complaints are still slightly higher than they were in 2022, proving broadcasters still have work to do in improving viewers experiences.”

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