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'Britain's Got Talent': Ofcom Dismisses Complaints About Alesha Dixon's 'Chocolate Men' Comment

The judge called vocal group Vox Fortura 'sexy chocolate men'.

21/06/2016 09:12

Ofcom will not be investigating complaints made about one of Alesha Dixon's comments on the most recent series of 'Britain's Got Talent', they have confirmed. 

The talent show judge raised eyebrows last month when she called four black contestants “sexy chocolate men” during a critique of their performance.  

Her remarks to vocal group Vox Fortura attracted 133 complaints to the media regulator, after they aired on 25 May's live show. 

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Alesha Dixon raised eyebrows with her 'chocolate men' comment

However, the watchdog his now dismissed the complaints, with an Ofcom spokesperson stating: “We had a number of complaints that some of the language used by a judge in this programme was offensive, but we will not be investigating.

"It was clear that these comments made during a live programme were not intended to be derogatory. The judge went on to praise highly the performance by the quartet."

Alesha was defended by Vox Fortura at the time, with the group writing on Twitter: “If you think we are “four beautiful chocolate men” can’t get any better than that!!”

The former Mis-Teeq singer later responded to their tweet, writing: “I do! And so is my husband!”

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Alesha made the comment to vocal group Vox Fortura

Ofcom also recently issued a ruling on complaints made about Alesha and co-star Amanda Holden's dresses on the ITV talent show. 

They received 19 complaints following the second live semi final on 23 May, from viewers offended by the pair’s fashion choices, which saw them don dresses with plunging necklines. 

But the TV watchdog decided they were not in breach of broadcasting rules, stating: “The dresses worn by the judges did not raise issues under our rules on nudity, and the judges were not portrayed in a sexualised way.”

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