11:31 am - 12/10/2012

Christopher Maloney’s place on X Factor tour ‘in doubt’ after snubbing final

Speculation is rife that Christopher Maloney may be dropped from the line-up of the forthcoming X Factor tour after his behaviour led to him failing to join other former contestants in the second half of the final.

The Liverpudlian singer, who finished third in the competition on Saturday night, is scheduled to join fellow finalists Jahmene Douglas and James Arthur on the tour early next year, along with other acts including Union J and Ella Henderson.

However the plans were thrown into doubt after he was reportedly dropped from Sunday’s show, amid claims he had turned up to rehearsals drunk, and berated producers for giving him only one line to sing in the group performance before storming off set.

A source close to the show told Metro that while no decision had yet been reached on whether or not to drop Maloney from the tour, it would be discussed at a meeting later in the week.

Reports yesterday suggested that the 34-year-old initially became disgruntled over his small part in the group song and walked out – only to return later and tell producers he did not want to be a part of the show.

However matters were further complicated when he allegedly turned up yet again closer to show time and pleaded with producers to be included in the number – only to be turned down.

‘He showed up wanting to go on stage but they had to turn him away as they were already on stage and he had missed the dress rehearsal,’ a source told The Sun.

‘Everyone was completely fed up of his behaviour. He was abusive to the production team and other contestants. He said he was leaving and didn’t want to perform in the final.’

There were also reports that Maloney upset production staff by laughing loudly during the rehearsals – and later engaged in a furious Twitter feud with fellow finalist Carolynne Poole – in which he accused her of doing ‘anything to get a headline’.

When Poole responded by saying ‘The X Factor does ‘create monsters’ the feud escalated, with Maloney eventually calling her a ‘c***’.

He later returned to the social networking site to claim he was part of a ‘witch hunt’ and added: ‘Yes, I am being bullied big time,’ and described the latest reports as ‘a final stretch of sensational headlines’ – while returning to Twitter on Monday morning to tell his followers he was unwell.

‘Still got a really bad chest infection…still on antibiotics,’ he tweeted. ‘Love you all so much thank u 4 all yr  love and support.’

While Maloney may not have been popular with his fellow finalists, it seems he was a hit with the public – if the weekly voting figures are anything to go by.

The results of the public vote – revealed last night after the final had ended – show that Maloney finished top for eight weeks in a row, until eventually being dethroned by James Arthur a fortnight before the final.


dear baloney it's time to...

oyechulo 10th-Dec-2012 05:07 pm (UTC)
lol what.
taecish 10th-Dec-2012 05:08 pm (UTC)
ugh his face needs trigger warnings imo
baritoneslur 10th-Dec-2012 05:10 pm (UTC)
LMAO so true
fred2265 10th-Dec-2012 06:39 pm (UTC)
lol true..
whatwouldwasdo 10th-Dec-2012 06:42 pm (UTC)
biene 10th-Dec-2012 05:14 pm (UTC)
mirlos 10th-Dec-2012 05:14 pm (UTC)
pretty sure he wont be missed
egads 10th-Dec-2012 05:16 pm (UTC)
When Poole responded by saying ‘The X Factor does ‘create monsters’ the feud escalated, with Maloney eventually calling her a ‘c***’.

This right here says everything you'll ever need to know about this freshly pressed orange.

Those song titles are slaying me.
ourferocity 10th-Dec-2012 05:16 pm (UTC)
i loled at the song titles ngl
ourferocity 10th-Dec-2012 05:27 pm (UTC)
i read that he has a son as well
stephaniebrown 10th-Dec-2012 05:18 pm (UTC)
he is vile
twenty21one 10th-Dec-2012 05:48 pm (UTC)
what did he do? i pretty much waited til the end of the season to catch up with everyone's performances and don't know anything about the contestants otherwise
ljubavirakija 10th-Dec-2012 05:21 pm (UTC)
Does he really have stans? I know I shouldn't be surprised; but, he seems like a douche
hocus_pocus 10th-Dec-2012 05:29 pm (UTC)
kanonot 10th-Dec-2012 05:47 pm (UTC)
his one neighbor and his nan.
awaywithpixie 10th-Dec-2012 06:12 pm (UTC)
Not really. When they filmed his homecoming for the Final, they had to apparently find ring-ins to hold up signs and pretend to be fans. How embarrassment.
lcacbc 10th-Dec-2012 08:01 pm (UTC)
Well he topped the public vote for 7 weeks.

God knows how
cheapxdate 10th-Dec-2012 05:25 pm (UTC)
dem song titles
hocus_pocus 10th-Dec-2012 05:28 pm (UTC)
god when your home county (who is responsible for like 3 scouse finalists getting in the finals in recent years) hates you you know you're a twat

merseyside supports everyone... except for him lmao
zminotaur 10th-Dec-2012 05:35 pm (UTC)
crying @ "NANEATER"
lunarsole 10th-Dec-2012 05:38 pm (UTC)
mte omg I am weak
twenty21one 10th-Dec-2012 05:49 pm (UTC)
it's a naaaaaaan's world
storms 10th-Dec-2012 07:33 pm (UTC)
The best one :)
milly 10th-Dec-2012 05:56 pm (UTC)
I don't watch X Factor UK, but every time I see his picture on ONTD, all I can see is this guy:

skonka 10th-Dec-2012 06:11 pm (UTC)
You aren't allowed to be disappointed?
awaywithpixie 10th-Dec-2012 06:13 pm (UTC)
I'd be very happy if they got him off the tour and replaced him with Kye.
I was planning on taking a loo break when he was on stage at the show.
ellaellaeheheh 10th-Dec-2012 06:23 pm (UTC)
Pissed Union J lost a place in the finals by 0,6 % of the votes. TO THIS. I can't. Jaymi deserved <3
nastyposition 10th-Dec-2012 07:09 pm (UTC)
right? a fucking mess

lcacbc 10th-Dec-2012 08:01 pm (UTC)
ikr his voice alone was better than Christopher's
starchain 10th-Dec-2012 06:26 pm (UTC)
I am just glad he didn't win.
ghost_busting 10th-Dec-2012 06:32 pm (UTC)
The look of disgust on everyone's faces on the Xtra Factor when they were going through the voting stats was hilarious.
nastyposition 10th-Dec-2012 07:08 pm (UTC)

The OP better ROCK Union Jlay's ICON.

I expect ONTD to be loaded with them when their new single premiers.

baritoneslur 10th-Dec-2012 07:28 pm (UTC)

nastyposition 10th-Dec-2012 07:57 pm (UTC)
I will too in a few. You better STAN.

baritoneslur 10th-Dec-2012 08:14 pm (UTC)

nastyposition 10th-Dec-2012 09:42 pm (UTC)
omg his faceeeee
storms 10th-Dec-2012 07:32 pm (UTC)
loling at the song titles
baritoneslur 10th-Dec-2012 07:36 pm (UTC)
ALSO found this youtube of jaymi SLAYING listen but unfortunately there's some basic bitch singing with him
annaownsyorface 10th-Dec-2012 07:38 pm (UTC)
lol @ those song titles! I really wish I could go to that tour though (minus chris ofc)
baritoneslur 10th-Dec-2012 07:49 pm (UTC)
ugh me too hate being an american right about now
viicckky 10th-Dec-2012 11:35 pm (UTC)
So he calls Carolynne a cunt and acts like he is the one being bullied

I'm sure all of the contestants are glad they don't have to spend time with him on the tour

also I read this in another article about the situation :

Christopher had been livid after learning NONE of the other finalists said they wanted him to win.

He was further embarrassed after they were overheard CHEERING backstage when he was booted off on Saturday.

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