It's as subtle as an escort agency ad in a phone box
These days, our pop princesses have replaced playful flirting with red-light-district fantasy, writes Eilis O'Hanlon
An X Factor hopeful who goes by the charming name Chloe Mafia has denied working as a prostitute, despite an avalanche of tabloid stories claiming that she features on a website listing prices for her services as a "100 per cent English Yorkshire dirty slut".
That's £160 (€187) an hour, by the way, in case you're wondering what Yorkshire sluts cost these days, allegedly rising to £250 (€293) an hour once she made it through the auditions to the show's boot-camp stage.
If the 19-year-old really is innocent of all charges, as she claims, then I can only say potential clients who were thinking of parting with their hard-earned cash for an hour or two of Ms Mafia's time have had a lucky escape, because I've checked out the scary pictures on Bebo and the clandestine videos shot in various hotel rooms and posted on YouTube, and those rates look a bit steep to me.