Daily Mail defends use of 'sleazy' X-Factor photos

Newspaper defends their choice of photos after criticism from Ofcom.

The Daily Mail today defended coverage of 'sleazy' X-factor dance routines which yesterday appeared to earn it the condemnation of broadcast regulator Ofcom.

The paper ran several stories in December following performances on the X-Factor final by Rihanna and Christina Aguilera, describing the routines as "raunchy" and "provocative".

Yesterday Ofcom said the routines were "at the limit" of acceptability for pre-watershed broadcast but found that ITV had not breached broadcasting rules.

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