The regulator fell short of imposing a fine, despite finding Channel 4 guilty of "serious editorial misjudgment" for showing three separate incidents that fell foul of the broadcasting code. In reaching its decision, it also took into account material that was not broadcast, showing housemates talking about using a word that rhymed with "tacky" in a limerick. As it never appeared, the footage could not have been considered a breach of the code.
"There were procedural errors and human error. But I don't think human error is a disciplinary offence," Duncan said.