A performance of a Gary Glitter song sung by Gwyneth Paltrow is this week’s episode of Glee is causing a furore with child campaigners.

Paltrow performs the Gary Glitter hit ‘Do You Want To Touch Me? (Oh Yeah).

Claude Knights from children’s charity Kidscape if furious that the high rating teen show is going to be a windfall for convicted paedophile Garry Glitter. "It is regrettable that the producers did not consider the implication of using such a track in the context of a sex education class,” he said in a statement published by The Examiner. “The fact that this song is linked to Gary Glitter, and the words themselves, make it wholly inappropriate."

Moves were made to have the song edited out of the show before it airs in the UK in a few days but Channel 4 will screen the show unedited. “We feel the scene is editorially justified within the programme and we do not seek to censor material used in the proper context,” Channel 4 said in a statement

Paltrow sings the song during a sex education class.

Meanwhile Gary Glitter is reported to have auditioned for The X Factor in the UK yesterday. The person said to be Glitter spent 8 hours in a queue. ITV say they believed the man was not Gary Glitter.

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