Calls for hard-hitting crackdown on raunchy prime-time shows in UK

London: In a toughening of the 9pm watershed, a new report commissioned by Prime Minister David Cameron will order TV chiefs to cut raunchy routines on talent shows and sexual content in soap operas in Britain.

The report, to be published on Monday, demands an end to the sexualisation of young children, reports the Daily Mail.

The report singles out the ‘X Factor’ final last December as the most controversial broadcast of recent times, when Rihanna and Christina Aguilera attracted 4,500 public complaints for their ``soft-porn`` dance moves.

It will order the broadcasting watchdog Ofcom, condemned as toothless by critics, to consult parents about their concerns and report back every year on how it has reinforced taste guidelines.

The Prime Minister will endorse the proposals of Reg Bailey, the chief executive of the Mothers`` Union, who found parents are deeply concerned that sexual imagery in television, advertising and pop videos is making children grow up too fast.

The report also calls for a hard-hitting crackdown on internet pornography, demanding tighter parental controls over access to explicit websites.

Bailey is also demanding a crackdown on lewd ``lads mags`` such as Nuts and Zoo, urging retailers to sell the magazines in plain wrappers or put them behind ``modesty boards`` which hide their lurid covers from young children.


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