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Monday 26 January 2015

X Factor: Christina Aguilera's raunchy performers cause a stir

Christina Aguilera's raunchy X Factor performance led to complaints from viewers
Christina Aguilera's raunchy X Factor performance led to complaints from viewers

Broadcasting watchdog Ofcom is considering whether to investigate racy scenes shown in the X Factor final.

The show saw US star Christina Aguilera perform a suggestive routine with scantily-clad dancers.

Rihanna also gave a raunchy performance when she stripped off her gown to parade around the stage in a bikini in Saturday's first part of the final.

Both ITV and Ofcom have each received around 1,000 complaints about the pre-watershed scenes.

An Ofcom spokesman said: “We are assessing the complaints but are not currently investigating the show.”

An X Factor spokesman said: “We are confident that the performances by our guest artistes were appropriate for the show.”

Aguilera's routine was the most explicit, with her dancers wearing only stockings, knickers and bras.

A TV insider said what was broadcast was no different to what is aired on music TV channels during the day.

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