Amanda Holden has pissed off a lot people.
Is it because she ironically judges a talent show? No, it’s because of what she wears while doing it.
On last night’s episode of Britain’s Got Talent the ITV personality wore a dress which didn’t leave a lot to the imagination, just a few days after joking ‘Will people be complaining to Ofcom? I hope so, I really do.’
Be careful what you wish for Amanda.
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As reported by The Telegraph more than 200 complaints were registered with Ofcom.
And the 46-year-old’s £11,250 Julien Macdonald dress was always going to catch Twitter’s attention:
— Danny smith (@doglab) June 1, 2017
A family show, kids watch. Tell Amanda Holden to dress better and not look like she's walking the streets later. #BritainsGotTalent
— Linzi Osburn (@L_Osburn) June 1, 2017
— Joanne Surman (@Mellerjo) June 1, 2017
Now I'm no prude and I love a plunge dress
But Amanda Holden on BGT is it too much??? It's a family show
— beautydevine (@gabriel200506) June 1, 2017
— Gingham and Sparkle (@GalwayFeeney) June 2, 2017
The social media frenzy even had people tuning in specifically for the dress alone!
Twitter, I despair (of myself). Because of you, I'm actually turning on my tv just to see exactly what Amanda Holden is wearing ?
— Cate Moore (@cate_a_moore) June 1, 2017
A few did point out the hypocrisy of the complaints though, as Simon Cowell ‘flaunts his cleavage’ with the best of them – as certain media outlets would say.
So while we’re at it, could someone please teach Simon the art of buttoning a shirt too…
— Sammie Walmsley (@SammieWalmsley) June 1, 2017
but its okay if simon cowell comes on in shirts like this ?? pic.twitter.com/qzhGk3ZrLE
— charley (@emotionalys) June 2, 2017
Well, she’s probably guaranteed a few more viewers for the final. Shrewd move Amanda, shrewd move.
An NCTJ Journalist with an MA in Sports Journalism, Kieron is an experienced social media journalist who has worked in the industry since 2015. His experience includes work with ITN, the MEN, WISH/WIRE/TOWER FM, and 8:50 Sports Digest… not forgetting his time at ASDA.