Fetishwear specialists Honour declared itself shocked at the nationwide backlash Celebrity Big Brother received after the company’s bondage clothing was used in a sexually explicit ‘certificate 18’ house task. The housemates’ raunchy antics led to demands from media campaigners and the public that Channel 5’s reality TV show should be axed. The scenes showed contestants – including veteran dancer Lionel Blair, Apprentice runner-up Luisa Zissman, TOWIE’s Sam Faiers and Blue singer Lee Ryan – dressed in PVC bondage gear and dancing provocatively around poles, whilst drinking copious amounts of alcohol.
Comments from the public included: “After having watched and enjoyed CBB for many years I stopped watching it last week and don’t really understand why channel 5 is allowing the lewd, sexual behaviour, the show has stooped to a seedy X-rated level,” and “Does CBB not think children will be exposed to this X-rated monstrosity? It’s irresponsible, not to mention vulgar.”
Broadcasting regulatory body Ofcom confirmed it had received complaints but at the time of writing no decision had been made on whether the scenes justified an investigation. However, as viewing figures are said to have increased for this latest series, which has been the raunchiest so far, no doubt there will be similar tasks in future programmes.
A spokesperson for Honour commented: “We have been very interested watching both the show and the subsequent media coverage. There may be some truth to the view that programmes that receive the most complaints are generally the most interesting!”
The episode was broadcast on Sunday 12th January and saw housemates dressed from head to toe in PVC, sporting tiny boned corsets, saucy little hot pants and sequinned black pants.
The Honour spokesperson added: “We wanted to show people that PVC, rubber and latex aren’t just for the bedroom or for the fetish scene, but can be worn pretty much everywhere. It’s a shame the public were offended by the celebrities’ behaviour, but hey, at least they looked sexy whilst doing it.”
For more information on the Honour range of fetishwear visit www.honour.co.uk