X Factor Final - Ofcom flooded with complaints after Rhydian fans find phone lines blocked

Ofcom has received over 80 complaints in relation to the voting for the X Factor final after fans of favourtie Rhydian Roberts were unable to get through to the show to register their votes. Fans of Rhydian reacted in similar disbelief to many others as outside favourite Leon Jackson won this year's competition and landed the lucrative recording deal. According to reports on mediaguardian Welsh fans are outraged and one local radio station is even going to boycott Leon's single by not playing it on air.
The programme makers have responded with the excuse that phone lines were very busy but did point out that with all calls being channelled through the same system there could be no voting bias unless more viewers in Wales subscribe to Virgin Media cable whose customers did experience problems due to the high call volumes.

Ofcom is looking into the matter but to avoid disappointment Mediabeak suggests its better to stick with the old seasonal favourites from Slade to Sinatra.

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