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23/07/2019 09:02 BST

Britain's Got Talent Cleared By Ofcom After Complaints Over Amanda Holden F-Bomb

The TV watchdog has said they won't be launching an investigation after Amanda swore during one of the this year's live shows.

Britain’s Got Talent has been cleared by Ofcom after judge Amanda Holden swore live on air.

During this year’s BGT semi-finals, Amanda was asked to take part in an unsettling magic act, which eventually saw her lose her cool and drop a pre-watershed F-bomb.

This led to 56 complaints to media regulator Ofcom, who have since taken the decision not to take the matter any further.

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Amanda Holden during this year's BGT

In a statement, Ofcom said that while Amanda’s language did violate their broadcasting guidelines, the show did apologise immediately, which is why they have decided to drop the issue.

We took into account that this was a live broadcast of an emotive performance involving Amanda Holden, which triggered her spontaneous reaction,” they explained.

“We also took into account that the judges, Amanda Holden and Simon Cowell, and the presenter, Ant McPartlin, gave a full apology on-air straight after the incident. In light of the above, Ofcom’s view is that this matter is resolved.”

Days after the swearing incident took place, Amanda joked to The Sun that “it always bloody happens to me”, adding: “No, I’ve not learnt my lesson, I’ve not washed my mouth out with soap either. I would defy anyone not to have sworn, they would have said worse than I did.”

This year’s Britain’s Got Talent was won by 89-year-old Chelsea Pensioner Colin Thackery, who has since gone on to become the oldest person in history to sign a debut record deal, after inking a contract with the same label as Dame Vera Lynn.

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