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Big Brother, 'The X Factor' most complained-about TV shows of 2012

Big Brother has been named this year's most complained-about TV programme, according to data released by Ofcom.

The Channel 5 reality show received over 2,000 viewer complaints - 12.5% of the 16,000 issues registered with the regulator.

Big Brother Day 47: Deana

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Big Brother 2012 - Day 35: Conor arguing with Deana

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Most Big Brother complaints related to contestant Conor McIntyre's apparent bullying of Deana Uppal.

In November, Ofcom ruled that the series breached its broadcasting code by airing the footage. Channel 5 was also accused of misleading viewers over Facebook voting.

The X Factor Results Show and Phillip Schofield's alleged paedophile list stunt on This Morning came second and third respectively.

Many X Factor complaints surrounded accusations that the results had been fixed when Carolynne Poole was eliminated ahead of Rylan Clark.

The X Factor Results Show: Carolynne and Rylan

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The subject of most This Morning complaints related to Schofield handing the Prime Minister a list of alleged paedophiles live on TV.

ITV later had to pay Lord McAlpine £125,000 in damages after his name was involved in the stunt. Schofield was also disciplined by ITV.

Most complained-about shows of 2012 (as of December 12):

1. Big Brother (Channel 5) - 2,088
2. The X Factor Results Show (ITV1) - 1,488
3. This Morning (ITV1) - 811
4. True Stories: Gypsy Blood (Channel 4) - 509
5. Live: The Silent Ascent (Sikh Channel) - 378
6. Sky News - 364
7. Islam: The Untold Story (Channel 4) - 293
8. The X Factor (ITV1) - 305
9. Citizen Khan (BBC One) - 256
10. Keith Lemon's LemonAid (ITV1) - 246
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