Channel 5's Charlotte Crosby plastic surgery documentary hit with 7k complaints

Channel 5’s documentary about Charlotte Crosby’s plastic surgery has been hit with more than 7,000 complaints after the Geordie Shore star spoke out.

Charlotte hit out at the programme, branding it ‘immoral,’ before the broadcaster took it down from its streaming service and apologised ‘for any upset caused.’

Ofcom has now confirmed that it received 7,082 complaints following the programme airing.

The 30-year-old reality star spoke on social media, expressing her astonishment that ‘in 2021 a main UK channel & production company believed it would be a good use of airtime to dissect my physical appearance’, explaining that she has had a ‘public battle’ with her appearance and suffered from confidence issues in the past.

‘Their “experts” dissected my “plastic face” with disgust, discussing my fluctuating weight (with images) and then decided to flash up the worst troll comments from the past 5-6 years,’ she wrote, adding that when the programme was first commissioned in 2020, her agent was ‘appalled’ at the ‘immoral and insensitive’ documentary.

According to Charlotte, Crackit Productions ‘ignored’ her agent ‘despite repeated correspondence’, with the star adding that she only found out the week it aired that it was still going ahead.

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Charlotte later shared a tearful video as she thanked fans for their support.

‘Hi everyone. I thought that I’d come on here, because honestly – this is no word of a lie – my phone almost exploded yesterday,’ she said.

‘I was getting so many messages, so much support. I actually can’t quite believe how amazing and kind and incredible everyone has been.

‘It just shows us how the world is actually changing. People just won’t stand for this treatment or bullying or behaviour anymore. It’s just not cool.’

Breaking down in tears, Charlotte added: ‘Honest I’m so strong, and I’m sitting here crying now. But I’m not crying about the negative things, I’m crying about the support.

‘I’m crying about how many people have been so kind. I just want to say thank you because you’ve actually made us feel like I’ve got a self-worth. Like I’m worth something. That’s how all of this support has made us feel.’

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