Five years after actress Shilpa Shetty was subject to racist behaviour on Celebrity Big Brother,Miss India UK Deana Uppal has faced similar insults from a fellow contestant,prompting regulator Ofcom to launch an investigation on receiving over 1,000 complaints.
A resident of Birmingham,Uppal is the current Miss India UK and has done modelling assignments in both countries.
In 2007,following an uproar over racist comments made by contestant Jade Goody against Shetty,Ofcom had ruled that Channel 4 had breached its code of conduct. The issue snowballed into a major row,with the Indian and UK government intervening.
The show is now being broadcast on Channel 5.
On June 5,fellow contestant Conor McIntyre was reportedly seen screaming at Uppal and was later warned for his aggression. On June 25,he was seen shouting at a weeping Uppal,brandishing her epilator,and abusing her.
Many took to Twitter to blast Conors alleged bullying and over 1,000 people lodged complaints with Ofcom.
Channel 5 is committed to complying with Ofcoms broadcasting code and will help to facilitate a speedy investigation into this particular episode of Big Brother, said a Channel 5 spokesman.