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Ofcom To Investigate Two X Factor Auditions For Breach Of Guidelines

24 September 2012

TV watchdog Ofcom have confirmed they are launching an investigation into two separate X Factor auditions following complaints over decency.

One segment of the ITV show under investigation features 51-year-old Alison Brunton who was seen in an audition episode singing Gaga's 'Edge of Glory' whilst her teenage children watched backstage. Ofcom have announced they are to investigate a breach of the broadcasting code after receiving 35 complaints about the segment on the ITV show.

According to the BBC, the complaints raised concerns about the impact Alison's audition had on her children. Under the broadcasting code, under-18s must not be "caused unnecessary distress or anxiety by their involvement in programmes".

Before their mum's cringe-worthy audition, Dermot was seen asking the children, aged 14 and 16, if they would be teased about it at school.

"I'm never going to hear the end of this," said her son whilst Dermot noted: "You want to be anywhere else but here right now."

The X Factor judges weren't impressed either with  guest judge Mel B saying: "That should never have happened".

An ITV spokeswoman has responded to Ofcom's investigation saying in a statement to the BBC: "The X Factor does not include child contestants but takes the welfare of any children featured in the show very seriously."

"It is a well-established format and contestants regularly bring along their family to support them, as Alison did.  Footage of family members is only used when appropriate consent has been obtained."

Meanwhile Ofcom has launched a separate investigation into whether Lorna Bliss' now infamous Britney Spears audition also broke guidelines. Lorna donned a body stocking for her performance before giving Louis Walsh an uncomfortable lap dance.

The broadcasting watchdog received 34 complaints about the explicit nature of Bliss's performance. The ITV spokeswoman added: "Lorna's performance and its editing was carefully considered by the producers and ITV. We do not believe her routine exceeded generally accepted standards or the expectations of the vast majority of the audience."

What do you think? Has the X Factor gone too far this time? Or is everything fair in the name of entertainment?

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