In February 2015, Wright stated as a fact on the show that the late Sir Jimmy Savile had conned charities into believing he had run marathons which he hadn't actually run. However, while Savile has been posthumously proven to be a paedophile and necrophiliac whose charity fundraising was designed to gain access to vulnerable people, any accusations that he deceived charities over completing his marathons are tenuous and have not been proven.
The series earned the dubious distinction of earning the most Ofcom complaints of 2011, when the media regulator received 2,220 complaints after Wright made a misjudged joke about a murdered Scottish teenager during a newspaper review. This came only two months after Wright was forced to make an on-air apology the day after hosting a controversial phone-in about Amanda Knox titled "Foxy Knoxy: Would Ya?" following her successful appeal against her murder conviction.
Presenter Matthew Wright is an obsessive fan of the band Hawkwind and makes frequent references to them on the series. Some of his comments have actually been factually incorrect. On 24 November 2016, Wright claimed during a conversation with Miles Hunt that Hawkwind had a top ten album in 2016. They didn't, it actually went to number 29. He was most likely referring to another perennially unfashionable prog-rock band, Marillion, who did reach the UK top ten for the first time in many years. The bands were famously connected through the character of Neil from the 1980s sitcom The Young Ones (1982).
The series is broadcast live without a delay, which has resulted in a number of occasions when the series has accidentally broadcast foul language. Wright had to apologise after special guest Giles Coren repeatedly used a vulgar term for oral sex while he was being interviewed and Rula Lenska accidentally uttered "bollocks" on the programme. Several callers to the programme have used foul language deliberately to cause offence.
Matthew Parris appeared as a guest in November 2016. However, the following day, during the newspaper review and a discussion about barriers to people from ordinary backgrounds getting on in society, host Wright claimed that Parris had written about appearing on the show in a very sneering way in The Times.