Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway cleared by Ofcom

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Stupid complaints about Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway have been met with short shrift.

The new series of Ant and Dec's weekend entertainment show started last month and notched up a string of bizarre complaints.

A total of 56 people wrote to Ofcom in the first week when one audience member won a free cruise after admitting to falsely claiming to her boss that she was sick in order to get time off.

Others complained that women were always being picked to play in the Win the Ads competition while other objections included 'irresponsible driving' over a clip of someone singing and holding a phone at the wheel.

However the TV Watchdog has now dismissed the complaints having assessed them all.

Other complaints not investigated included 5 into Bear Grylls' Mission Survive, which also airs on ITV.

Ofcom also dismissed 5 complaints aimed at BBC's The Voice UK which were made for reasons of "Gender discrimination" and "Generally accepted standards".

Channel 4 was also cleared for a live episode of The Jump last month during which eventual winner Ben Cohen accidentally blurted out a swear word before the 9PM watershed.

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