Complaints still pouring in to Ofcom over Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway

Three viewers angry over Irish stereotypes on Who Shot Simon Cowell?

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Ofcom is still being inundated with complaints about Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway.

The ITV show is meant to be a bit of light-hearted weekend fun, though you might not know it if you work in the complaints department at the TV watchdog.

According to The Mirror, three disgruntled viewers protested after last weekend's episode of the show poked fun at Irish stereotypes.

The jokes came during the latest instalment of the 'Who Shot Simon Cowell?' murder mystery, starring the media mogul's Irish pal Louis Walsh - with Ant, Dec and Emilia Fox dressing up in leprechaun costumes and repeating the phrase "to be sure".

There were six objections over bad language - even though no expletives were heard - while the Huffington Post also suggests that one person even got in touch over the "embarrassing" segment that saw an engaged couple surprise their friends and family by holding their wedding ceremony on the show.

Meanwhile, complaints are continuing to pour in over gender bias in the weekly 'Win the Ads' segment, which sees members of the studio audience invited to play for prizes picked from ITV advert breaks.

Only one male has been picked to take part out of six episodes so far this series - while last year's run featured no male contestants at all.

Previously, Ofcom rejected complaints over a segment that saw an audience member win a holiday after it was revealed that she'd told her boss she was sick to get time off work.

Saturday Night Takeaway's current series comes to an end on Saturday at 7.00pm on ITV with a spectacular finale live from the show's cruise ship in Barcelona.

It will feature the conclusion of Who Shot Simon Cowell?, with one scene reportedly seeing Olly Murs relive his infamous Monica Michael gaffe from last year's X Factor.

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