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'EastEnders': Carol Jackson's Pre-Watershed Swearing Attracts Ofcom Complaints

31/07/2015 16:21 BST | Updated 31/07/2015 16:59 BST

EastEnders’ has come under fire for airing scenes containing bad language before the watershed, on Thursday (31 July) night’s episode.

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Ofcom have received 29 complaints after Carol Jackson (Lindsey Coulson) branded her brother Max Branning (Jake Wood) “a complete and utter b*****d”, having discovered he was trying to get his daughter Abi (Lorna Fitzgerald) to confess to Lucy Beale’s murder.

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Max and Carol in 'EastEnders'

The media regulator will now decide whether or not to investigate the complaints, with a spokesperson telling Digital Spy: "We will assess these complaints before deciding whether to investigate or not."

Writer Daran Little, who penned the scene, dismissed viewers' concerns about the use of language, after Carol’s words sparked a debate on Twitter.

He retweeted a fan who wrote: “I don't care what anyone says @DaranLittle is an absolute legend for making Carol such a mouthy person in tonight's episode. #EastEnders.”

Earlier this month, ‘EastEnders’ received a number of complaints after it aired an implied gay sex scene between Ben Mitchell (Harry Reid) and Paul Coker (Jonny Labey).

A scene that showed the pair kissing next to an open coffin in a funeral parlour, before later getting dressed when they were interrupted, attracted 48 complaints, which are now being investigated.

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