Ofcom complaints over Russell Brand's vagina bake on Great Celebrity Bake Off

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Russell Brand's vagina biscuit sculpture on Great Celebrity British Bake Off has prompted complaints.

Once again this year Bake Off hosts Sandi Toksvig and Noel Fielding welcomed a range of celebrities to the iconic tent.

They were aiming to impress judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith with their baking skills.

In the first episode, the four foolhardy celebrities were Hollywood star John Lithgow, comedian Jon Richardson, Paralympian Hannah Cockroft, and outrageous funnyman Russell Brand.

Their challenges included tough showstopper of a 3-D biscuit sculpture.

Russell was named star baker after creating a scene representing his wife giving birth, naming the creation the 'Portal to all life'.

The edible diorama caused a number of objections to TV Watchdog Ofcom, with complainers saying it fell below "generally accepted standards".

However, the regulator has cleared the show of any wrongdoing.

They told DigitalSpy: "We considered a small number of complaints about comments in this charity baking competition.

"In our view the remarks were light-hearted and not sexually explicit."

The Great British Bake Off 2019 celebrity specials for Stand Up To Cancer aired on Channel 4. You can watch episodes online at All4.

Other celebs taking part in the series included Jeremy Paxman, Sally Lindsay, Michelle Keegan, Russell Tovey, Greg Wise, Jess Phillips MP, James Acaster, Big Narstie and Nicola Adams.

Meanwhile, in another decision delivered this week, Ofcom cleared Coronation Street over the death of one of its characters.

More than 200 people complained when Bhavna Limbachia's lesbian character Rana was killed off on her wedding day.

People objected to the show's depiction of LGBTQ+ relationships.

Dismissing the 236 complaints, Ofcom said: "We considered complaints that this storyline negatively portrayed gay relationships.

"In our view, the untimely death of the character was typical of this soap's dramatic plotlines and would not have exceeded most viewers' expectations."

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