Simon Cowell allows prostitute

Simon Cowell says prostitutes are allowed to star on 'The X Factor' and vice girl Chloe Mafia will not be banned from the ITV1 series

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Simon Cowell doesn't mind prostitutes competing in 'The X Factor'.

vice girl Chloe Mafia will not be banned from the ITV1 series.

The TV show judge - who recently discovered single mum Chloe Mafia, 20, worked as a £160-an-hour escort - admits he doesn't mind her continuing to take part in the competition, providing she doesn't work during the time when the show is being aired.

He told The Sun newspaper: "We haven't banned prostitutes. I think you'd want to show the story if we're allowed - I want to see the story.

"We can't just take people off the show because they might do something that upsets some people.

"If a person applies to be on The X Factor it's obvious to me that they want to do something better with their life."

The show's executive producer Richard Holloway has also shown his support for the pretty singer.

He said: "There is no reason why she shouldn't be allowed. She wouldn't be able to be a prostitute while she's doing the show obviously.'

Viewers are yet to see Chloe perform on the show, but she has featured on a trailer saying: "I'm a full time yummy mummy".

But the brunette from Wakefield in West Yorkshire has since been exposed as a call girl called Candy.

She reportedly offered a journalist sex in a hotel room and while chatting about her X-rated services, boasted about starring on the ITV1 show.

Even though prostitution is not illegal in the UK - but soliciting, pimping and kerb crawling are - Chloe, who has a 19 month old daughter, has denied she is a prostitute.

An X Factor spokeswoman confirmed last night Chloe had denied the allegations, adding: "We don't discriminate. We will look into the matter."

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1. London Escorts13 Sep 2010, 9:50am Report

Why on earth is this a media sensation? If X Factor banned escorts (a less sensationalist term don't you think?) then at what point would their admissions policy stop? I can think of far better reasons to stop some of the dreadful acts (assaulting our ears for one) than stopping a young lady wanting to do well. Cherry picking girls to sell headlines - a non-starter.

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