Big Brother viewers were shocked earlier this week when they saw former housemate Daley Ojuederie gripping fellow housemate Hazel O’Sullivan around the neck and pinning her to a bed while stating, “I’ll finish you!”
How, TV watchdog Ofcom is to investigate the incident aired on Channel 5’s Big Brother after receiving complaints from the public.
The Daily Star reports that some 60 viewers have so far complained to Ofcom, saying the clip should never have been shown at all.
However, ahead of airing the episode in question, Channel 5 did however issue a warning to viewers that the footage contained “disturbing scenes,” but as of yet, the broadcaster has declined to comment on Ofcom’s involvement.
The incident has divided fans of the show, and while many claim the whole thing was “play fighting” that got blown out of proportion, others insist that Hazel’s assertion that she was “terrified” of the boxer are valid and justified.