The Wanted tone down raunchy Strictly routine
BBC bosses are worried The Wanted's upcoming performance on 'Strictly Come Dancing' will shock viewers because of scantily-clad teen backing dancers
The Wanted have been told to tone down their 'Strictly Come Dancing' performance.
The 'I Found You' hitmakers have had to modify their "highly inappropriate" raunchy routine which featured 68 scantily-clad teenage girls in miniskirts before they appear on the BBC One show this Sunday (03.10.12).
A BBC spokesperson told the Daily Star newspaper: "To maximise viewers' enjoyment, 'Strictly Come Dancing' invites the very best guest music acts to appear on the show. These world-class acts often come with their own backing dancers and it is entirely normal to tailor concepts so that they're appropriate to different platforms and audiences.
"In the case of this weekend's guest act, The Wanted, it was suggested that the girls' costumes were slightly modified in line with 'Strictly Come Dancing''s family audience."
BBC bosses are worried about the backlash after the Jimmy Savile accusations of paedophilia if the boys - Max George, 24, Nathan Sykes, 18, Tom Parker, 21, Jay McGuiness, 20 and Siva Kaneswaran, 22 - were to perform their saucy dance to their new single surrounded by half-naked young girls.
However, a spokesperson for the boys insisted the dancers weren't underage and were professionally trained young women.
The Wanted's rep commented: "The dancers being used are all between the ages of 18 and 19 and come from the prestigious Urdang Academy of Performing Arts in London.