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Prickly business: Backlash over R-rated Cactus dance

Prickly business: Backlash over R-rated Cactus dance

Channel Ten has boasted about their family friendly programs in the past, including The Masked Singer.

However the channel has caught flack after viewers sat through a performance by Cactus who sang the smash-hit I Touch Myself by the Divinyls on Tuesday.

“The Cactus with Boobs is singing The Divinyls' I Touch Myself... WHOLESOME FAMILY VIEWING MY A***,” commented one viewer on Twitter with a laughing emoji attached.

“Really didn't need to see a cactus touching its pot,” a second person said.

A third viewer commented on the absurdity of the performance.

“I can't wait to explain to future generations that a cactus with boobs once sang about masturbation on national TV and that that wasn’t even remotely the weirdest thing to happen in 2020,” they wrote.

“So a Cactus with boobs is singing I Touch Myself during prime time that's Channel 10 for you,' added a fourth viewer.

They added: “the irony of a cactus singing about touching itself.”

Host Osher Günsberg couldn't help but get a word in either, tweeting: “Singing about masturbating. Brilliant.”

Judges Dannii Minogue, Urzila Carlson, Dave Hughes and Jackie 'O' Henderson all took a turn to guess who the star hiding behind the prickly costume was.

Their guesses ranged from comedian Julia Morris, to actress Jane Seymour, singer Ella Hooper and MasterChef star Poh Ling Yeow.

At the end of Tuesday night's episode, the Wizard was revealed to be Isaiah Firebrace.

Jackie 'O' Henderson was the only successful judge to correctly guess the 20-year-old singer.