X Factor 2012: 28 complain to Ofcom over Lorna Bliss audition

Lorna Bliss (X Factor 2012)

28 viewers have complained to Ofcom over Lorna Bliss' audition on The X Factor 2012 last weekend, it has been revealed.

The Britney Spears impersonator was seen in a revealing body stocking outfit, giving Louis Walsh a lap dance and chasing Gary Barlow around the arena.

When it came to the decision, Gary quipped: “It’s a no from me but thank you for sitting on Louis’ face.”

Louis Walsh said: “I wasn’t expecting that, I’ve done this for nine years and that’s the first time that’s happened!”

Despite being rejected, some viewers felt that Lorna’s raunchy dancemoves and outfit (or lack thereof) were a bit too smutty to be aired before the 9PM watershed on ITV1.

Ofcom spokesman Rhys Hurd confirmed after the show aired that it had received a number of complaints, adding to the Daily Mirror today: “A ­decision will be taken whether we hold an ­investigation into the act.”

It’s not the first time that Lorna has got ITV1 into trouble with Ofcom, after her appearance on Britain’s Got Talent in 2011 also attracted complaints.

ITV had to defend their decision to air Lorna Bliss’ sexy Britney Spears routine after similar complaints from viewers.

On Britain’s Got Talent, Lorna was seen with her boobs covered with Union Jack flags as she pranced around the stage before lying across the judges desk.

TV watchdog Ofcom were “considering an investigation” into that weekend’s fifth audition show following a number of official complaints.

One complaint about the 29-year-old’s routine said: “Is it right to broadcast this in what is meant to be a family show?”

However an ITV spokesperson insisted at the time: “We always take care to ensure acts are acceptable.”

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