Channel 4 managed to pack in 115 uses by Gordan Ramsay “of the most offensive language (i.e. “fuck“, “fucking” and “fucked”)” in a programme broadcast after the 9pm watershed on 30 January 2009. Despite being well-known for his swearing, 51 viewers felt this was too much, and complained to Ofcom.
Ofcom carried out its investigation and found Channel 4 to have breached Rule 2.3 of the Broadcasting Code (offensive content must be justified by context). (See Ofcom Broadcast Bulletin, Issue 133, 11 May 2009.)
Channel 4 apologised, and were not fined. What’s that about? Ofcom cbfa?!