- Holden, 46, sparked outrage over £11,000 backless dress earlier this month
- Hundreds of viewers complained about dress, deeming it inappropriate
- Ofcom said it had ‘potential to offend’ but decided against launching probe
Ofcom will not investigate Amanda Holden’s ‘topless dress’ despite 650 complaints being made by furious viewers
Ofcom will not investigate Amanda Holden’s ‘topless dress’ despite 650 complaints being made by furious viewers.
The talent show judge, 46, sparked outrage when she wore the risqué, low-cut dress on Britain’s Got Talent earlier this month.
Outraged viewers slammed the £11,000 frock, designed by Julien Macdonald, as ‘totally inappropriate’ and compared it to a stripper’s outfit.
The backless and buttock-skimming creation was slashed to the navel, with a cut-out panel that reached down to the small of her back.
BGT fans took to Twitter to express their disgust.
One tweeted: ‘So Amanda is effectively topless on Britain’s Got Talent.’
Another added: ‘What the hell is Amanda wearing on BGT, totally NOT suitable.’
And one wrote: ‘Does Amanda Holden know this is a family show and she doesn’t need to dress like a stripper #BGT.’
However, Ofcom said that while it recognised the dress ‘had potential to offend some viewers during what is a family show’ – it would not be investigating because the outfit ‘would not have exceeded most viewers’ expectations’.
Last year Ofcom decided not to investigate the ITV show after outfits worn by Holden and fellow judge Alesha Dixon sparked 90 complaints from viewers.