OFCOM has been inundated with complaints from viewers about drug jokes made by Happy Mondays' Shaun Ryder and Bez in the latest episode of Celebrity Gogglebox.

The regulator received almost 200 complaints since the showed started airing a couple of weeks ago, with viewers taking aim at the men's ongoing jokes about drugs.

In the latest episode the musicians watched an episode of First Date and Shaun admitted "my chat up line used to be, 'do you want a line'."

The pair also quipped about "ounces and eights", measurements used in illegal drug dealing.

When talking about plans to reduce social distancing rules to one metre, Shaun admitted he didn't know how far that was.

"I know how many grams are in an ounce," Shaun said proudly as Bez warned, "you should keep that knowledge to yourself mate."

Then they watched the classic Al Pacino film, Scarface, about a Miami drug lord.

Shaun and Bez also talked their experiences with drugs and acquiring them in the heyday of their careers.

"When this film came out the cocaine in the country was absolutely ‘s***’," Shaun said.

Former Celebrity Big Brother star Bez added:"If it was me and my first deal went like that, I wouldn’t bother again. It goes to show, don’t do business with people you don’t know."

"This is a classic example of how not to do it."

To which the lead singer replied: "Don’t do business with Colombians you don’t know."

Ofcom admitted most of the complaints it received about Celebrity Googlebox came from viewers complaining the stars weren't social distancing.

One viewer even joked about it in regards to Shaun's drug joke.

They wrote on Twitter: "Shaun Ryder not knowing what 2 metres is, but knows what grams and ounces are."

The Channel 4 show returned to our screens with a host of Britain’s best loved personalities acting as telly critics and reacting to the latest shows and films.

However, while some fans were loving the hilarious insights to a few of our favourite celebs, others accused them of breaking the government's two-metre social distancing rule.

Taking to Twitter, one miffed fan wrote: "So why the celebs sitting in each others houses and I stood outside in the cold, social distancing, talking to my kids last night?"

Studio Lambert, who makes the hit show, has changed the way Gogglebox is filmed with the cast operating their own cameras and crew sitting outside in vans to maintain social distancing.

Channel 4 also defended its production telling Metro.co.uk: "All those involved in filming Celebrity Gogglebox are doing so safely following industry production guidelines."

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