Gogglebox gets complaints after Giles' take on Strictly's Bill Bailey
Gogglebox is hit with more Ofcom complaints after viewers were stunned when Giles said Strictly’s Bill Bailey dances like a ‘sex tourist’
Gogglebox has been hit with more Ofcom complaints after some viewers were left unimpressed with comments made about Bill Bailey’s dance moves.
During the episode Giles and his wife Mary were seen watching the comedian’s first routine on Strictly Come Dancing, with Giles saying: ‘He looks like a sex tourist.’
The Channel 4 show received 10 complaints after it aired last Friday, with some people expressing their shock at the TV regular’s description.
Oh dear: Gogglebox has been hit with 10 more Ofcom complaints after some viewers complained about Giles’ comments over Strictly Bill Bailey’s dance moves (Giles and Mary are pictured on the show)
An Ofcom spokeswoman told The Sun the complaints ‘were mainly about alleged homophobic comments and two complaints about Giles’ description of Bill Bailey as a “sex tourist”.’
MailOnline has contacted Ofcom and Gogglebox for a comment.
During the first live Strictly show Bill and his pro partner Oti Mabuse performed a Cha Cha to Pata Pata by Miriam Makeba.
For the energetic routine Bill donned bright yellow trousers and a patterned shirt as well as showing off his ability on the drums.
Work it! During the first live Strictly show Bill Bailey and his pro partner Oti Mabuse performed a Cha Cha to Pata Pata by Miriam Makeba
After watching the routine on Gogglebox, Giles could be heard telling his wife: ‘He looks like a sex tourist. Look at that movement Mary.’
While Mary also wasn’t sold on Bill’s performance, saying it was ’embarrassing’.
Bill and Oti scored 15 points for their routine in week one, but came back to get an impressive 24 points when they danced a Quickstep to Talk To The Animals by Bobby Darin in week two.
After their dance featured in Gogglebox, several Channel 4 viewers took to Twitter to express their shock – and amusement – at Giles’ gaffe.
Reaction: Dozens of Gogglebox viewers took to Twitter to share their own reactions to Giles’ words, with some being shocked and others amused by the comments
Some were left wide-eyed at his words, with one person tweeting: ‘If I’d been driving when Giles made that comment about Bill Bailey just now, I’d have swerved off the road.’
While another joked: ‘Mary’s mouth says but one thing but her eyes say another and she was loving Bill Bailey.’
Gogglebox was also hit by Ofcom complaints after the previous week’s episode featured a graphic scene of turkeys having sex.
Viewers were left so shocked by the clip from Autumn At Jimmy’s Farm that they have written in to protest to the broadcast regulator.
Skills: Bill also showcased his talents for playing the drums as he moved around the dance floor in bright yellow trousers and a patterned shirt
That’s fowl! Gogglebox was also hit by Ofcom complaints after a recent episode featured a graphic scene of turkeys having sex
In the scene, the farmers are seen detailing how artificial insemination is performed on the turkeys, as they used a tube to gather semen from a male bird as it was revealed that the animals don’t have penises.
The Gogglebox stars were understandably horrified by the scene, as Julie Malone said in shock: ‘Oh don’t tell me he’s going to w**k a turkey!’
Mary and Marina couldn’t help but laugh as they watched a farmer massage the male turkey, as they claimed: ‘He’s giving him a little tickle – I bet he likes that!’
When the farmers completed the artificial insemination, the stars were seen closing their eyes or turning away in disgust.
Complaints: According to reports, viewers were left so shocked by the clip from Autumn At Jimmy’s Farm that they have complained to Ofcom (pictured, Jenny and Lee)
MailOnline has contacted Ofcom and Channel 4 for comment.
Viewers were equally as traumatised, as they took to Twitter to share their disgust after watching the horrifying scenes.
One person joked: ‘Not sure I’ll be having turkey at Christmas after watching gogglebox !!! (sic)’
While another added: ‘Ohhh sweet mother!! I’m scarred for life after watching whatever the hell that was on #Gogglebox at #JimmysFarm
Shocked: Viewers were equally as traumatised, as they took to Twitter to share their disgust after watching the horrifying scenes
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