TV host's 'vulgar' dress sparks official complaints

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Amanda Holden wore a revealing gown for last night's episode of 'Britain's Got Talent'. Photo: Getty
Amanda Holden wore a revealing gown for last night's episode of 'Britain's Got Talent'. Photo: Getty

A TV host has faced a barrage of official complaints for her choice of dress.

Amanda Holden - who has been a judge on Britain’s Got Talent for more than a decade - was hit with nine complaints from viewers via Ofcom, the UK’s media regulator after the program’s latest episode.

The 48-year-old presenter previously garnered more than 200 complaints from OfCom for her outfits during 2017’s season – most notably her so-called “stripper” look for the semi-final.

Her latest on-screen outfit, a gown created by Lebanese fashion designer Nicolas Jebran and worn during Wednesday night’s show, has provoked a fresh round of complaints.

The dress featured a spiderweb design on the chest, as well as sheer panelling that exposed parts of the judge’s chest, torso and bottom.

OfCom has received nine complaints overnight regarding the outfit, the official broadcasting regulatory authority has confirmed to Yahoo UK.

The complaints centre around the “revealing” nature of Amanda’s gown on Wednesday night’s show, a representative confirmed.

More complaints have been made on Twitter, with viewers voicing their disapproval over the so-called ‘vulgar’ dress, and the fact that it was worn on a show aimed at all ages.

Some of Holden’s fans have jumped to her defence, calling the gown “stunning” and saying Holden looks “amazing”.

Similarly, her celebrity friends – everyone from Ruth Langsford to Lisa Snowdon – also praised her look in comments on Instagram.

However, Amanda has not yet addressed today’s backlash on social media.

Words by Francesca Specter.

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