The 46-year-old judge was blasted by viewers for “dressing like a stripper” on the show that aired on Thursday 1 June 2017. Her £11,250 Julien Macdonald gown featured a low-cut neckline, open back and cut out crochet details – which caused a shock reaction on social media.
Ofcom received over 650 complaints about Amanda’s outfit, but while it recognised the dress “had potential to offend some viewers during what is a family show,” it felt the programme was “appropriately scheduled” – starting at 7.30pm.
The organisation also stated that Amanda’s outfit “would not have exceeded most viewers’ expectations”, as the presenter is known to be a fan of uber-glamorous gowns.
More than 30 additional complaints were made about other outfits worn by Amanda and fellow judge Alesha Dixon over three ‘BGT’ episodes this season, but these will not be investigated either.
As for what Amanda thinks? In an interview with The Sun last month, the mother-of-two revealed she welcomed a reaction to her revealing fashion choices: “Will people be complaining to Ofcom? I hope so, I really do. I haven’t done my job if they aren’t,” she said.
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