Unless you have been living under a rock since Christmas, you are probably aware that Chris O'Dowd's believes that X Factor viewers are racist.

The 34-year-old Irish actor of IT Crowd fame claimed that black hopefuls on the ITV talent show were at a disadvantage because voters did not support ethnic minorities.

Was O'Dowd trying to rock the boat or simply saying what many people were are afraid to? We asked members of the public for their views.