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X Factor 'toned down' after Aguilera furore

X Factor boss Simon Cowell said the show will be toned "down a bit" after last year's final sparked thousands of complaints.

Pre-watershed scenes featuring Christina Aguilera and her backing dancers in a racy routine saw 2,868 complaints made to media regulator Ofcom.

The singer donned a short black dress while her female dancers, who were bent over chairs, wore suspenders, bra tops, fishnet stockings and basques in the raunchy routine.

Cowell said he had listened to public opinion, adding: "I think based on the reaction we'd have to tone it down a bit."

He said he was pleased with the new judging panel and described Tulisa Contostavlos and Kelly Rowland as "genius".

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