Amanda Holden’s ‘topless dress’ will not be investigated despite Ofcom complaints

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No action: Amanda Holden's 'topless dress' will not be investigated by Ofcom: Syco/Thames/Dymond

Amanda Holden’s revealing Britain’s Got Talent dress will not be investigated by Ofcom after it received hundreds of complaints.

The TV watchdog has said that it will not be taking any further action as the judge’s outfit “would not have exceeded most viewers' expectations.”

An Ofcom spokesperson added: “We carefully assessed complaints that dresses worn by judges were inappropriate for a pre-watershed audience.

“We recognise that the dresses had potential to offend some viewers during what is a family show.

"However, while some outfits were revealing, we considered it was appropriately scheduled and would not have exceeded most viewers' expectations.”

Ofcom received a total of 683 complaints over the course of the series, which were mostly about Holden’s wardrobe.

Fellow judge Alesha Dixon’s attire also received a number of complaints, as did David Walliams for dropping his trousers in front of Simon Cowell.

Holden, 46, sparked controversy by wearing a very low-cut Julian Macdonald dress during the live semi-final earlier this month, which many viewers dubbed “inappropriate.”

“What the hell is Amanda wearing on BGT, totally NOT suitable #BGT #BritainsGotTalent,” one viewer wrote on Twitter.

“#BritainsGotTalent Half term hols with kids watching- sort yourself out Amanda Holden - not good!” posted another.

Other viewers couldn’t see why such a fuss was being made over a dress, with one person writing: “Love how everyone is going metal over Amanda's dress... it's a bit of cleavage, grow up. Is her body. Not yours #BritainsGotTalent.”