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Simon Cowell had to call in scuba divers to retrieve 'X Factor' footage from the River Thames. The music mogul was forced to take drastic action after a £20,000 helicam, which was capturing aerial footage of 'X Factor' auditions at London's ExCel centre on Saturday (06.04.13), plummeted into the water after malfunctioning. An insider told the Daily Star newspaper: ''There was no way we could let a piece of kit like that just float down the Thames for anyone to find. ''The footage is stored inside the helicam so wouldn't have been damaged by the water. That meant anyone could »

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