Good news for Simon Cowell's X-Factor girl band Belle Amie as they turned in a reasonable rendition of the Pretenders' 'I'll Stand By You' on Saturday night's live X-Factor show.
But as the needle described herein elsewhere between Simon and crackpot Irish judge Louis Walsh escalated, health and safety officials expressed concerns to the show's staff that Belle Amie were turning a funny shade of orange.
"It really stood out in HD," one told us. "It was like watching something in a Florida orange grove. It even made Blackpool FC's lurid tangerine shirts look pale in comparison. This really is a concern for us. Is it fake tan applied by somebody who's colour blind? Or are the girls being force fed a high carrot diet? We need to get to the bottom of this in the interests of the girls' health and safety. Not to mention those being dazzled by the flaming orange reflections."
Here at the Skoob Entertainment News office, we don't actually have HD TV - but we know a man who does. He told us:
"I had the lights off watching the X-Factor, and really enjoyed watching and listening to Belle Amie. They were really lovely, and a credit to their families - but when the cameras cut to a close up of them as they listened to the judges, the whole room was illuminated by a throbbing orange glow. It seemed to be reflecting off their legs, and anybody passing our house must have thought we had some sort of radioactive thing going on behind the curtains. And that's for sure."
A spokesman for Syco Productions told us that the girls were not being force fed a high carrot diet, nor were they being forced to drink copious quantities of carrot juice. He told us not to be so bloody idiotic.
More as we get it.