X Factor facing 'songs promotion' probe

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The X Factor is to be investigated by TV watchdog Ofcom over concerns that it encouraged viewers to download songs by guest stars Diana Vickers and Michael Buble.

The regulator is to examine whether the show broke rules in the broadcasting code on references made to commercial products.

An Ofcom spokesman said: "We are investigating The X Factor for potential breaches of our rules prohibiting the promotion of products in programmes."

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