OMG, as if there wasn’t enough drama on the X Factor stage tonight it has all been kicking off behind the scenes too it seems.
Unreality TV confirmed earlier today that Christopher Maloney would not be on the final tonight, after a row erupted between him and producers and we later reported that some sources were saying he also behaved abusively towards fellow contestant Carolynne Poole.
It was claimed that the Liverpudlian singer called the country singer a ‘c*nt’ before storming out of Manchester Central Arena and refusing to perform on the show.
He did return with this tail between his legs later in the evening, hoping to rejoin the singers for their group performance but as the song was already underway was told he couldn’t take to the stage. Insiders say that Chris then stormed off for the second time in one day.
This evening he has addressed the rumours himself on Twitter and his first line of attack was against Carolynne.
“@CarolynnePoole you’ll do anything to get a headline! disgraceful! week one! bitter.”
The thing is, from what we can see, the only comment Carolynne made about any incidents in rehearsals is that “X Factor can also create monsters it would seem!” on Twitter earlier today. She didn’t elaborate on this, and she certainly didn’t name Christopher, so for him to suggest that Carolynne is trying to get publicity for herself seems very strange.
She did reply to his message later in the evening saying:
“I’ll think you’ll find x factor released that hun… @ChrisMaloney77 Hope u get well soon! Xxx”
“Sour grapes anyone??”
He then attacked the press team and staff on the show tweeting:
“@TheXFactor @xfactorpress @GBarlowOfficial can’t believe all the bull yet again! this is a witch hunt for defo. the show is over xx”
“yes I am being bullied! big time. there u go xx witch hunt xx”
Maloney addressed his fans last of all thanking them for their support and writing:
“thank u all so much for ur love help and support. thinking everyone wants a final dig. disgusting xx love u na nite xx”
He also tried to claim that he only missed the show because of a bad throat and tweeted:
“sorry I had a sore throat an doctor signed me off. good luck x”
He didn’t seem to have a sore throat when he was singing karaoke with Mancunian drag queens earlier in the week though. Many Twitter users commented that it seemed odd that Christopher needed to be “signed off” by a doctor – is it normal to need a sick note for The X Factor?
We don’t know what to make of all this and even if Chris is being bullied, we have to wonder why he would attack Carolynne so publicly. He has already been branded a diva and this hasn’t helped his case any at all!
Twitter users sent a torrent of angry messages to Maloney after seeing his tweet to Carolynne, calling him out for complaining about being bullied and then using the social media site to bully another contestant. From the level of outrage toward Maloney, it would seem many X Factor fans feel this bitter attack on Poole is confirmation of all the reports of his diva-like behaviour.
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