Ant McPartlin and Dec Donnelly have been hit with official complaints just days into the new series of I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here. The Geordie duo returned to screens on Sunday night (November 19) with the brand new series of the hit ITV reality show.
It saw ten new campmates make their way into the jungle after leaving their families, friends and their luxuries behind for camp Down Under. This year's contestants include former politician Nigel Farage, This Morning presenter Josie Gibson and Britney Spears' sister, singer and actress Jamie Lynn.
But it appears some viewers were left unhappy with the show's hosts as the hit programme kicked off on Sunday. Ant and Dec were quick to make their usual jokes and digs, with Dec first picking out Nigel. He said: "There's the man who's got everyone talking. Nigel Farage.
"Nigel, now, not just known for his controversial political career, he's also got his own show on GB News. Now of course, he won't be presenting that show over the next three weeks. So we'd like to take this opportunity to apologise to all of GB News viewers."
Ant then quipped: "Sorry Keith, sorry Linda." The day after they joked about complaints saying there were more than two people watching GB News, quipping that there were two people and a dog. However, Ant and Dec have now been hit by a string of complaints including 31 complaints related to comments critical of right-wing politics and 24 complaints related to a joke about the city of Sunderland made by Ant and Dec.
In their opening speeches, the pair compared the barren Australian outback to Sunderland. Ant said: "In case you're not familiar with the Australian outback, it's a barren, deeply hostile environment that's barely fit for human habitation," whilst Dec chimed in: "Imagine Sunderland but hotter."
Meanwhile, there were also 42 complaints made in relation to Nigel appearing in the show after some fans threatened to boycott the series over his involvement, a year after former health secretary Matt Hancock caused a stir by signing up.