Ofcom rejects Mastermind contestant's complaint

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A contestant on Mastermind who was called "astoundingly thick" after scoring only one point on his specialist subject has had his complaint rejected by the media watchdog Ofcom.

Simon Curtis was upset by jokes made by comedian David Walliams, who said: "If you're not, let's say, very bright, it's probably not a good idea to go on a quiz show that tests your mental agility. And by not very bright, I mean astoundingly thick."

Mr Curtis scored the show's worst score for a specialist subject – the films of Jim Carrey.