Simon Cowell - Bosses At Simon Cowell's Talent Show Offshoot In Trouble Over Burlesque Routine

Subscribe to Simon Cowell alerts

The producers of Simon Cowell's hit U.K. show Britain's Got Talent have found themselves in trouble with officials at Tv regulator Ofcom over their decision to air a striptease on a spin-off show earlier this year (Apr13).

Bosses at the watchdog group claim British network executives at ITv and producers "crossed the line" by broadcasting a burlesque routine on Britain's Got More Talent at a time when kids were likely to be watching.

Ofcom officials have accused the Tv chiefs of failing to protect kids and therefore breaking the U.K. broadcasting code.

The 90-second clip featured a woman removing items of clothing and then "shaking her naked bottom at the audience".

ITv chiefs have highlighted that the stripper's backside was pixellated for broadcast, prompting the watchdog officials to state the measure was "of limited effectiveness", adding it "did not sufficiently obscure the performer's naked buttocks".

A statement from Ofcom representatives reads: "The frequency and detail of these images in context of a striptease in a burlesque act meant that on balance they were not suitable for children."


Tags: Simon Cowell - Britain's Got Talent

Subscribe to Simon Cowell alerts

More Simon Cowell

John Lydon Criticises Simon Cowell And Band Aid

Regardless of what you think of John Lydon, you could never accuse him of failing to speak his mind. On the receiving end of his...

Mark Ronson Rush Releases 'Uptown Funk' after Fleur East Performance

The release of Mark Ronson's new single Uptown Funk has been moved forward by five weeks after X-Factor contestant Fleur East performed a stunning rendition...

Randy Jackson Finally Says Farewell to 'American Idol' Family

'American Idol''s last original judge Randy Jackson is finally stepping down from the show after an impressive 12 year stint as both a judge and...

Simon Cowell Claims US X Factor "Will Come Back Again" Despite Cancelation

Simon Cowell is undoubtedly a huge success and has transformed the music industry forever, but despite having a near-flawless career in several television and music...


Simon Cowell Reckons One Direction's Success Won't Be Repeated

As Britain’s premier pop music mogul, Simon Cowell isn’t one to mince his words. Ahead of the first live shows of the current eleventh series...

Despite Cowell's Return, 'Strictly' Topples X-Factor in Sunday Ratings

It is a battle that could have perhaps been avoided had either the BBC or ITV backed down and rescheduled, but Strictly Come Dancing and...

Leona Lewis Writes Open Letter To Fans Discussing Reasons Behind Her Exit From Simon Cowell’s Syco Label

Leona Lewis has posted a handwritten, open letter to her fans on Twitter, discussing her feelings of depression and the reasons behind her departure...

GRL Members and Simon Cowell Lead Tributes To Singer Simone Battle

Simone Battle’s G.RL. bandmates have paid tribute to the singer, writing that they will "carry her memory with us in everything we do,” on the...



Simon Cowell Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Simon Cowell

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All