Matthew Wright - The Wright Stuff
The Channel 5 TV show, The Wright Stuff, starring Matthew Wright has topped a list of 10 most complained about TV shows.

The Channel 5 show starring Matthew Wright has become the most complained about TV show of 2011.

The show, called the Wright Stuff, saw Wright imitate a catchphrase from the TV detective series Taggart to describe the death of a teenager in the Western Isles of Scotland.

The particular incident where Wright attempted a Scottish accent and said "there's been another murder" provoked 2,200 complaints to Ofcom, Britain's independent regulator and competition authority.

The Wright Stuff topped a list of 10 most complained about TV shows which included two episodes of ITV1's Dancing on Ice and Jeremy Clarkson's controversial appearance on BBC1's The One Show.

In Ofcom's list of top 100 most complained about shows, the X Factor made the most appearances with 15 episodes of the reality talent show sparking 753 complaints.

Frankie Cocozza angered viewers most when he was booted off the show for breaking a "golden rule" following a drug scandal.

More than 200 people complained about Cocozza's behaviours, figures revealed. This included his swearing before the 9pm watershed, when he shouted "f***ing have it, get in there" after he avoided being voted out.

There were also complaints that he was glamourising alcohol abuse in clips showing him partying in London nightclubs, the Guardian reported.

Second on the list was an episode of Dancing on Ice where judge Jason Gardiner argued with the show's head coach Karen Barber. It prompted 784 complaints to Ofcom and 3,000 to ITV.

In third place was Jeremy Clarkson's November appearance on The One Show, in which he said that striking public sector workers should be "executed in front of their families". This prompted 763 complaints to Ofcom.

More than 31,000 complaints were made to the BBC regarding Clarkson's comments, suggesting it could be the most controversial TV show of the year.

But that wasn't the only time Clarkson appeared in the Ofcom list of top 10 most complained about shows.

He made a second appearance on the list for an episode on Top Gear, featuring co-presenters Richard Hammond and James May, who described Mexicans as "lazy, feckless, flatulent [and] overweight" on an episode of the BBC2 show that aired in January.

The comments provoked an official complaint to the BBC from the Mexican ambassador in London.

Ofcom's figures did not include complaints received directly by broadcasters.

TV shows that received the most complaints:

1. The Wright Stuff, Channel 5. Matthew Wright uses Taggart catchphrase when talking about a suspicious death in the Western Isles - 2,220 complaints

2. Dancing on Ice, ITV. Tears as judge Jason Gardiner argues with head coach Karen Barber - 784 complaints

3. The One Show, BBC1. Jeremy Clarkson jokes that public sector strikers should be shot - 763 complaints

4. Dancing on Ice, ITV. judge Jason Gardiner on "missing chromosomes" - 253 complaints

5. Sri Lanka's Killing Fields, Channel 4. Graphic documentary biased and offensive, said some viewers - 176 complaints

Report from the BBC showing viewers' disgust at Matthew Wright's murder 'joke' comments: