Neighbours of Peter Dickson, the X-Factor announcer, have requested that council officials impose a noise abatement order on him because of his booming off-screen voice.
'Most people think that he just puts-on that voice when on the telly, but in reality he sounds like that all the time' said his neighbour Alice Warburton. 'Last night I was just about to fall asleep when he and his wife decided to enjoy an amorous moment, and before I knew it the booming instruction to 'WIFE, TAKE OFF YOUR KNICKERS' followed ten minutes later by something I don't want to repeat, but I hope she's washed if off by now, and cleaned the the coffee table.'
Other people affected by Dickson's booming voice include his grandchildren who cry when he informs them that "GRANDAD'S GOING TO TICKLE YOU' and his telephone banking advisor who is now on sick leave with a burst eardrum.
'Other neighbours are just as fed-up as me' continued Warburton as she recounted the day he volunteered for neighbourhood watch. 'Most people promise to keep a look-out for strangers and unusual activity but Dickson climbed on to his roof with a megaphone and a pair of binoculars and told everyone what was going on in other people's houses, and personally I don't wish to know that Mr Chandwick at no. 4 had run-out of loo roll and had to use the Argos catalogue.'
'He even announced what was going-on in his own house, which was a bit embarrassing for his 15 year-old son. Anyway at least I know that I live next door to a couple of wankers.'