UK Celebrity Big Brother Attacked For Airing David Bowie’s Ex-Wife’s Reaction

UK Celebrity Big Brother Attacked For Airing David Bowie’s Ex-Wife’s Reaction

Broadcaster Channel Five is copping social media backlash after broadcasting footage of David Bowie’s ex-wife Angie Bowie being told of the death of her former husband. Angie Bowie was married to David Bowie (1970-1980), the couple had one child.

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British media regulator Ofcom has received several complaint about the footage shown during the Celebrity Big Brother program, as well as the promo before the episode.

A spokesperson for Channel Five said “Angie Bowie was told off-camera about the tragic death of David Bowie by her agent. She then took the decision to remain in the house of her own accord. Last night’s preview of the upcoming programme included footage of Angie in the diary room after she had heard the news about her ex-husband.”

Angie’s manager Ray Santilli said: “She had plenty of time to consider her position. She made the decision to go back in the house, she made the decision to be interviewed afterwards.”

“Obviously when Big Brother was talking to her and asking questions, it is emotional. The whole Big Brother experience is emotional and she knew that before she went in to the house. Channel 5 have been magnificent. They’ve left it entirely up to her to make the decision. She had no pressure.”

Twitter criticised Big Brother for taking advantage of her grief:

Ofcom said it would assess the complaints before deciding whether to launch an investigation.