X Factor bosses deny use of 'racist terms' by contestants after shock backstage video

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X Factor bosses have denied use of 'racist terms' by the contestants over a backstage video.

It's after The Sun claimed that 5 After Midnight's Jordan Lee was "caught" using 'the N word' in a behind the scenes clip from The X Factor house.

"Literally just in the house finished filming now Chilling," Jordan captioned the 36-second video which he posted to Twitter earlier today.

In the clip, Jordan is seen walking around the house which is buzzing with both acts and members of the production team.


Halfway through the video, Jordan is heard greeting an unidentified person off camera.

"Jordan says the word ‘n****r’ to an unidentified person before walking off," The Sun reported.

However a spokesperson for The X Factor insisted that it was just a mishearing.

A spokesperson for The X Factor said: “We’ve checked the video several times and Jordan does not use any racist terms.

“He is in fact just saying ‘Hey, new girl’ as there was a new member of the film team at the house.”

It's the second time this year that bosses have denied use of the 'N word' by the acts.

It was previously claimed that Honey G had used the slur during one of her performances, but again it was people just hearing things that weren't there.

Honey G tweeted afterwards: “To be clear I did not use any offensive language. I sang the correct lyrics and said ‘kicking the flavor that makes you wanna jump’."

X Factor vocal coach Annabel Flowers confirmed: "She did NOT say what you think."

The X Factor 2016 continues Saturday and Sunday nights on ITV at 8PM.

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