Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby hit with Ofcom complaints for ‘unacceptable’ advice

During Monday’s episode of This Morning, Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield spoke to travel editor Simon Calder for advice on where viewers could go in the UK for a short break. With half-term just a few weeks away, the pair wanted to help families find somewhere safe and affordable to enjoy a break.

However, as Simon suggested areas in the middle of Wales, viewers complained it was “unacceptable” of him to suggest they head to a country where there are local lockdowns.

While the south and north of Wales are under local lockdowns, Simon said Machynlleth in Powys and Aberystwyth in Ceredigion were both regions to consider visiting.

He added Wales was an “easy” option for a UK holiday which was the final straw for many viewers watching at home.

Taking to Twitter to comment, one fan complained: “Shame that most people living in Wales aren’t allowed to visit these lovely places- might be a good reason for this though. Just a thought…”

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This Morning isn’t the only ITV show to be hit with Ofcom complaints.

Britain’s Got Talent’s latest episode, the last of the semi-finals, received 1,000 complaints regarding Nabil Abdulrashid’s comedy set and Amanda Holden’s racy gown.

Nabil, 35, entertained many viewers with his stand-up routine but some took offence as he mocked racists.

Amanda meanwhile angered BGT fans as she opted for a flowing navy gown with a thigh-high split and lacy corset.

In previous weeks, Britain’s Got Talent received over 28,000 Ofcom complaints following Diversity’s Black Lives Matter-inspired routine.

The pair referenced the recent death of George Floyd in the US with the powerful performance and received support from ITV regarding the routine.

Judge Alesha Dixon attracted another 1,900 when she showed her support for Diversity by wearing a BLM necklace the following week.

This Morning airs weekdays on ITV at 10am.

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