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Reality TV show Big Brother was most complained about programme of 2012 after 2,000 calls to Ofcom
More than half were about Conor McIntyre's threats to housemate
X Factor show where Carolynne Poole was kicked out is secondPhillip Schofield handing Prime Minister list of alleged Tory paedophiles third
18:36 GMT, 18 December 2012
The bullying behaviour of a Big Brother housemate made the show the most complained about programme of the year.
The Channel 5 show sparked 2,088 complaints to TV watchdog Ofcom throughout the 2012 series.
And more than half concerned housemate Conor McIntyre's threatening remarks towards fellow contestant Deana Uppal.
Conor McIntyre's behaviour during this year's Big Brother prompted more than 1,000 complaints to Ofcom
Contest Deana Uppal said she felt 'bullied' after she was subjected to a foul-mouthed rant by housemate Conor McIntyre
Conor McIntyre, left, beats Luke Scrase, right, to the buzzer to win 50,000 during a game on this year's Big Brother
At one point he told other contestants he would 'punch her in the face, just knock her out' and sexually assault her with a hair brush.
Ofcom ruled that the show, which transferred to Channel 5 after it was dropped by Channel 4 in 2010, breached broadcasting guidelines.
Second came The X Factor Results show, with most complaints surrounding singer Carolynne Poole's controversial exit after an executive was seen whispering in judge Louis Walsh's ear.
A producer was seen whispering in Louis Walsh's ear during the controversial X Factor show when Carolynne Poole was kicked off the show prompting accusations that the result was a fix
Viewers accused the ITV1 show's producers of engineering a fix when the Irish judge initially appeared to save Poole, before backing eccentric singer Rylan Clark, when they were the bottom two in the public vote.
Third was This Morning, with most complaints concerning the stunt which saw presenter Phillip Schofield hand a list of names of alleged Tory paedophiles to Prime Minister David Cameron during a live interview.
Former Tory politician Lord McAlpine today reached a 125,000 settlement with ITV and Schofield over the incident.
The moment Phillip Schofield handed a list of alleged Tory paedophiles to Prime Minister David Cameron resulted in 811 complaints to Ofcom
Fourth was True Stories: Gypsy Blood, a Channel 4 programme which traced the tradition of bare knuckle fighting and featured scenes of dogs attacking deer and cock fighting.
The top 10 was completed by Live: The Silent Ascent, broadcast on the Sikh Channel, Sky News,The X Factor, Channel 4 documentary Islam: the Untold Story, BBC1 sitcom Citizen Khan and Keith Lemon's LemonAid, in which Lemon offered a puppy as as prize in a competition on the ITV1 show.
TOP TEN MOST COMPLAINED ABOUT TV SHOWS IN 2012
1. Big Brother (2,088)
2. The X Factor Results (1,488)
3. This Morning (811)
4. True Stories: Gypsy Blood (509)
5. Live: The Silent Ascent (378)
6. Sky News (364)
7. The X Factor (305)
8. Islam: The Untold Story (293)
9. Citizen Khan (256)
10. Keith Lemon's LemonAid (246)
Total complaints throughout the year: 16,666