Gogglebox viewers left ‘fuming’ over Pete Sandiford’s ‘homophobic comments’ and complain to Ofcom
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Gogglebox viewers have decided to complain to Ofcom over alleged 'homophobic comments' made by star of the show Pete Sandiford.
The fan favourite, who was recently trolled after sharing a picture with his girlfriend, left many viewers unhappy with his comments during a scene on last week's episode.
The scene in question saw the reality star dressed up as a woman for Halloween.
Pete wore a racy ensemble of a leather skirt, fishnet tights, a semi-sheer cami and a brown wig as he joined sister Sophie, 24, on the sofa.
Before he made his big entrance, fans of the show could hear Pete saying: "Oh my god, I'm going to have to take these heels off – how do women wear this s**t?"
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After showing off his Halloween look, much to the amusement of Sophie, he said: "I look like a d***head, honestly – this outfit says: "I'm getting c**k tonight"."
Sophie responded: "That is the look we are going for!" with Pete adding, "Well it's not the look I want to give off."
Not happy with the comments made, Gogglebox viewers complained to media regulator Ofcom.
An Ofcom spokeswoman confirmed the complaints to The Sun Online and said the complaints "were mainly about alleged homophobic comments and two complaints about Giles' description of Bill Bailey as a 'sex tourist'."
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Pete, who is related to The Chuckle brothers, is no stranger to receiving criticism as the 26-year-old was previously trolled after posting a picture with his other half on Instagram.
The Channel 4 star posted a sweet snap with girlfriend Paige Yeomans on his page and wrote: "My Mrs and best mate what more could I ask for, don't worry @sophiesandiford1 you are a close second best friend. This was taken last year FYI."
However, Pete was met with cruel comments from trolls who said he was "punching" by being with the beauty.
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"What attracted the beautiful Paige to the TV star Pete? #wayoftheworld #punching," one troll wrote.
Another Instagram user added: "Batting there fella," with a third saying, "Your punching Pete." [sic]
However, despite the negative comments, Pete's fans rushed to defend him.
"I don't know why people feel the need to say he's punching. But then again people who are like that are only jealous or insecure," a fan said.
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