More than 200 viewers thought this was offensive | Ofcom says it won't be taking any action © ITV

More than 200 viewers thought this was offensive

Ofcom says it won't be taking any action

Broadcast watchdog Ofcom says it won’t be investigating complaints that an episode of Alan Carr’s Epic Gameshow featured only black contestants.

More than 200 racists viewers complained that last weekend’s episode of the ITV show wasn’t diverse enough, because none of the three couples on his rebooted version Michael Barrymore’s Strike it Lucky was white.

Some took to Twitter to make comments such as ‘How about one black couple and two white couples, seeing as there are more white people in this country?’ and ‘100 per cent black? That’s not diversity that’s racism!’

Ofcom has now revealed that it received 207 complaints over the show, but confirmed that ‘after careful assessment’, it won’t be taking any further action as they ‘did not raise issues warranting investigation’.

Carr on Price Is Right set

Published: 10 May 2021

What do you think?

Live comedy picks

We see you are using AdBlocker software. Chortle relies on advertisers to fund this website so it’s free for you, so we would ask that you disable it for this site. Our ads are non-intrusive and relevant. Help keep Chortle viable.