No sex Factor
13:30 13 October 2006
The 'X Factor' contestants have been handed a sex ban.
Producers of the talent show have decided to impose a set of strict rules on the hopefuls to avoid any more stories about their wild behind-the-scenes shenanigans coming out
A source told Britain's The Sun newspaper: "Bosses are furious about stories of sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll behind the scenes on a show for a family audience.
"The law has been laid down. Anyone stupid enough to ignore the warning will be given their marching orders."
The rules also ban the contestants - who kick off the first of the live eviction shows tomorrow night (14.10.06) - from drinking and singing after 9pm. They are also not allowed to have visits from family and friends at the communal house they are living at.
Meanwhile, judges Simon Cowell, Sharon Osbourne and Louis Walsh have been told by producers to stop mocking each other on air.
The source added: "There will be big trouble if it deteriorates into a slanging match like last year, but Louis, Simon and Sharon think it's hilarious they are being told off already."
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