Bosses of TV contest American Idol are caught up in an embarrassing dilemma, after giving out incorrect telephone numbers last night (22MAR05).

Phone numbers that allowed viewers to pick their favourite contestant were incorrectly displayed, prompting a re-vote during the show scheduled to air tonight (23MAR05).

Phone lines will remain open for two hours following the episode, when another singer will be booted off by viewers.

To accommodate the unexpected change, producers will broadcast an extra live results show tomorrow (24MAR05).

23/03/2005 21:35