Ofcom has now released a report confirming that Channel 5 will not face sanction over the incident.
The regulator said that Channel 5 was not in breach of the Broadcasting Code, explaining that while the confrontation did have the potential to cause offence, viewers of Celebrity Big Brother were “likely to have had a clear expectation of controversial and confrontational events”.
“Celebrity Big Brother is a well-established and long running reality post-watershed programme and this was its 22nd series,” the report stated.
“Regular viewers of the series, and of Channel 5 post-watershed programming, were likely to have had a clear expectation of controversial and confrontational events.
“We also took into account that, given the competition and voting element of the programme, it was appropriate for viewers to have had the opportunity to see controversial matters taking place within the house between the housemates and the consequences of these.”