Amanda Holden’s “topless” dress will not be investigated by Ofcom despite complaints

More than 650 complained to the broadcasting regulator about the Britain's Got Talent judge's attire


Despite a large number of complaints from viewers, broadcasting regulator Ofcom will not investigate the so-called “topless” dress that Amanda Holden wore during the Britain’s Got Talent final on 1st June.


While the regulator recognised that the dress “had potential to offend some viewers during what is a family show”, it ultimately ruled that the dress “would not have exceeded most viewers’ expectations”.

On the eve of the final, Amanda Holden posted a picture of herself sporting the dress on her Instagram feed with a quote from Coco Chanel which read: “It’s always better to be slightly underdressed’”.

Unfortunately, not everyone seems to agree with Ms Chanel. More than 650 people complained about the dress after Holden’s appearance on Britain’s Got Talent, and many also took to social media to air their grievances.

It seems Holden has a flair for the controversial. She told The Sun On Sunday: “I can’t wait to wear my dresses. They are very flattering, very feminine and a few are… what you would expect.”


“Will people be complaining to Ofcom? I hope so. I haven’t done my job if they aren’t.”