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Gogglebox sparks Ofcom complaints over Giles’ ‘sex tourist’ comment

Gogglebox has been the subject of more Ofcom complaints after Giles Wood made certain comments about the most recent episode of Strictly Come Dancing.

Whilst tuning into the 2020 series of the hit BBC show alongside his wife Mary Killen, Giles couldn't help but say something about contestant Bill Bailey.

As Bill, 55, took to the dance floor with his professional partner Oti Mabuse, the pair performed their own rendition of the Cha Cha.

Sitting in his usual armchair, Giles was less than impressed and had a unique take on Bill's performance.

"He looks like a sex tourist. Look at that movement Mary," he told his wife.

Mary agreed with him and described the dance as "embarrassing".

But despite some Gogglebox viewers finding the comment funny, others felt it went too far.

An Ofcom spokeswoman confirmed to The Sun Online that, complaints "were mainly about alleged homophobic comments and 2 complaints about Giles’ description of Bill Bailey as a 'sex tourist'."

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But those who found it hilarious took to Twitter, with one person writing: "Trouble is he looks like a sex tourist" Takes one to know one! Eh Giles! Rolling on the floor laughing #Gogglebox."

A second viewer added: "“He looks like a sex tourist” oh Giles you crack me up! #gogglebox."

A third person tweeted: "Comment of the night from Giles; “He looks like a sex tourist” #Gogglebox."

But comedian Bill clearly isn't taking himself too seriously on Strictly, and previously said: "I'm not really Lord of the Dance… I'm more the caretaker."

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