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Big Brother and Corrie avoid Ofcom probes over raunchy scenes and males kissing

Published 01/08/2016

Big Brother has avoided investigation over complaints over raunchy scenes between Hughie, pictured, and Ryan, and Jackson and Georgina
Big Brother has avoided investigation over complaints over raunchy scenes between Hughie, pictured, and Ryan, and Jackson and Georgina
Big Brother will not be investigated over complaints over raunchy scenes between Hughie and Ryan, pictured, and Jackson and Georgina
Big Brother has avoided a watchdog inquiry over complaints about raunchy scenes on the show between Georgina, pictured, and Jackson, and Hughie and Ryan
Big Brother will not be investigated over complaints about raunchy scenes between Jackson, pictured, and Georgina, and Hughie and Ryan

Big Brother has avoided an investigation over complaints about raunchy scenes on the show between Hughie and Ryan, and Jackson and Georgina.

TV watchdog Ofcom received 28 complaints about sexual activity between Ryan Ruckledge and Hughie Maughan and Georgina Leigh Cantwell and Jackson Blyton.

However, an Ofcom spokesman said: "We assessed complaints about sexual activity between participants in this programme, but won't be taking the matter forward for investigation.

"The scenes in question were broadcast close to the end of the programme approaching 10pm, and they were not explicit."

Explicit scenes involving Marco Pierre White Jr and Laura Carter are being investigated after fuelling more than 600 complaints.

Ofcom also said it would not be investigating scenes in Coronation Street, which drew 67 complaints, featuring two male characters, Todd and Billy, kissing.

It said: "We considered a number of complaints objecting to two male characters kissing in this episode, but won't be investigating.

"Our rules do not discriminate between scenes involving opposite sex and same sex couples.

"Also the scenes were not in any way sexually explicit. For these reasons they were not scheduled inappropriately and did not exceed generally accepted standards."

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