Lorraine Kelly receives 354 Ofcom complaints for ‘body-shaming Nigel Farage and saying ‘he’s got the face he deserves’ after ‘traumatising’ naked shower on I’m A Celebrity
Lorraine Kelly has received 354 Ofcom complaints for ‘body shaming’ Nigel Farage.
The TV veteran, 63, faced backlash after watching former politician Nigel, 59, naked in the shower, saying the episode which aired on Monday 20, was ‘traumatising.’
She went on to trash his looks, claiming she was ‘astonished’ to find out ‘he’s only 59’ and saying he ‘got the face he deserved’.
When finding out the ex-politician’s age in a chat with former MP and TV star Edwina Currie and showbiz reporter Lucie Cave, Lorraine said on Tuesday’s show, ‘Is he only 59??! I thought he was a hell of a lot older than that.
‘That is astonishing. You get the face you deserve thankfully. You really do.’
Lorraine Kelly has received 354 Ofcom complaints for ‘body-shaming Nigel Farage and saying ‘he’s got the face he deserves’ after his ‘traumatising’ naked shower on I’m A Celebrity
Bares all: The former politician, 59, stripped totally naked in the famous jungle shower and his team have since fired off a legal letter claiming there is an ‘indecency’ clause in his contract
Every time Ofcom receives a complaint from a viewer or listener, they assess it under the Broadcasting Code to see if it needs further investigation.
The Code sets standards for television and radio shows and broadcasters have to follow these rules.
They say: ‘It is not possible for us to list every complaint we have received… The number of complaints received is not an indication of how serious an issue is.’
Nigel’s team have fired off a legal letter to ITV bosses for showing him naked in the I’m A Celebrity jungle shower, claiming there is an ‘indecency’ clause in his contract which bans the channel from showing footage of him nude.
After his bottom was seen by millions of viewers, his lawyer claimed the agreement had been broken.
Three days later, more scenes of the Brexit Party founder – who is being paid £1.5 million to take part on the show – were shown of him naked in the bath.
ITV confirmed receiving the complaint but insist there is nothing in Mr Farage’s contract that forbids them from showing him naked. It is understood they are yet to reply to his team.
Many of Lorraine’s viewers believed that Lorraine would not make the same comments about a woman.
One penned: ‘I’m not a fan of Nigel, but Lorraine, that comment was below the belt. You never would say that about a woman #Lorraine’.
Another said: ‘Can’t stand all this man hating on #lorraine Same happened to Matt Hancock. Turning over to #JeremyVine early today’.
Third wrote: ‘So the gloves are off for body shaming, are they #lorraine?’
One commented: ‘Please be kind #lorraine’.
Josie Gibson was left in hysterics during the episode in question, when she was confronted by Nigel’s bare bottom within hours of meeting him.
Television personality Nigel wasted no time in whipping his clothes off to have a wash, leaving his entire bottom on show.
Walking through the camp, This Morning host Josie, 38, was stopped in her tracks as she set eyes on his cheeks, with the former Big Brother winner saying in the Bush Telegraph that she’d ‘seen worse’.
Hitting out: Lorraine, 63, said seeing Nigel naked was ‘traumatising’ and went on to trash his looks, claiming she was ‘astonished’ to find out ‘he’s only 59’
Shocking: When finding out his age in a chat with Edwina Currie, pictured, and Lucie Cave, Lorraine said: ‘That is astonishing. You get the face you deserve thankfully’
Unimpressed : Viewers of the ITV morning show said they were disappointed with the presenter’s comments because she would not make the same comments about a woman
After the unexpected scenes, viewers took to X, formerly Twitter, to express their astonishment after witnessing the scenes unfold on television.
Shocked viewers shared: ‘Totally didn’t need to see Nigel Farage’s bum on national TV.’
‘Wasn’t expecting to be facing Nigel Farage’s cheeks as I sat down with a cuppa’; ‘In no other country would you see a politican’s a** on national TV. WHAT’; ‘why’ve I just seen Nigel Farage’s cheeks’; ‘Why am I seeing Nigel Farage’s bare a** cheeks on my screen’; ‘can’t believe I’ve just seen Nigel Farage’s a**’.
Bum deal: Television personality Nigel wasted no time in whipping his clothes off to have a wash on Monday night’s show, leaving his entire behind on show
Shocked: Walking through the camp, This Morning host Josie Gibson, 38, was stopped in her tracks as she set eyes on his cheeks. She was left in hysterics
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