Bosses at British regulatory body The Office of Communications (Ofcom) counted 1,100 gripes from viewers after housemate Helen Wood told fellow star Brian Belo, "You look like a rapist, you look like a murderer, murderer slash rapist."

Both Wood and Belo are previous winners of the show, taking the title in 2014 and 2007 respectively, and had re-entered the 2015 house as a new twist in the game.

Wood's outburst, which aired on Britain's Channel 5 network on Wednesday, prompted a slew of complaints to Ofcom which are now under assessment.

An Ofcom spokesman tells WENN, "Ofcom has received 1,100 complaints about Big Brother on Channel 5 on June 24th. We will assess these complaints before deciding whether to investigate or not."

Ofcom officials report that last year (14) there were a total of 3,784 complaints made about the reality show.