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Heidi and Spencer mock "whining" Ofcom: 'We just play villains on TV'

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Celebrity Big Brother stars Heidi and Spencer Pratt have implored Ofcom not to continue with an official investigation into their behaviour in the house, telling the media regulator to "put on your big girl knickers and stop whining".

The Hills couple, who finished second to Rylan Clark in Friday's (January 25) final are said to have attracted at least 35 complaints from viewers who argued that their antics on the show amounted to bullying.

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In an open letter published in the Daily Star, Speidi claimed that villainous characters such as themselves are "essential to our culture", before painting Ofcom as an overly-sensitive body who would be easily offended by the likes of Wile E Coyote or "a waitress having a bad day".

"We would caution the Ofcom people not to watch any episodes of Lost," they wrote. "There's a guy on there named Ben who does some pretty terrible things to people.

"Also, definitely steer clear of any of the original Star Wars movies. There's a guy in a big black suit named Darth Vader who kills people just by using his mind!

"Oh, and definitely don't go near any Looney Tunes cartoons! There's this coyote who tries to EAT the main character! Only he gets anvils dropped on his head so there's twice the evil! The horror!!!

"While they're at it, they should probably stay away from taxis in case they get an angry driver or the coffee shop to avoid a waitress having a bad day.

"No family reunions either because let's be honest, everyone has that one uncle who's a jerk to people, right? The world is a complex place. There are villains out there. Some of them are actual villains. Some just play villains on TV."

Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt on Celebrity Big Brother

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Stressing again that they do not deserve to be branded as bullies, Speidi continued: "What would Star Wars be if there were no Empire to defeat? Villains are essential to our culture, both our art and our real lives. We don't condone violence and we don't condone bullying. We do, however, get paid to be on television.

"Television that would be much less watchable if there were no conflict. So please, in the nicest, most properly British way possible, put on your big girl knickers and stop whining."

Heidi and Spencer have vehemently rejected the notion that they behaved abusively in the house, saying: "In America, 'bully' is a very serious word that shouldn't be thrown around.

"All those housemates were beyond out of line. They all lost the plot and forgot CBB is a game. There was no real bullying in that house."

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