X Factor 2012: Gary Barlow is loving Christopher Maloney’s nan’s food as he heads home to Liverpool (PICTURES)

Gary Barlow is having a right old time up in Liverpool today.

The Take That star joined the X Factor finalist in his home city this afternoon, as the 34 year old travelled home to thank his fans and supporters for keeping him in the show.

The former cruise ship singer has yet to be in the bottom two and is said to be topping the public vote each weekend, mainly thanks to the scousers it is believed.

He’s home to make a last ditch attempt to whip up even more support for the weekend’s final and to show his gratitude for all the votes cast so far but we think Gaz might be enjoying the trip more than him.

The dad of three travelled up to meet Maloney in his family home and tweeted his followers saying:

“Just been to Christopher’s house! Nan puts on a cracking buffet ! Butties,sausage rolls,chocolate eclairs”

Christopher attended a number of events, meeting old work mates, performing at the ferry terminal and meeting the Lady Mayoress and he asked his fans to show up to a planned concert tonight saying:

“everyone, please come down to support me and @gbarlowofficial at the empire from 6.30pm tonight xx”

“even if u haven’t got a ticket, u might still be able to get 1 xx”

Chris continued:

“homecoming going grrrreat in Liverpool xx”

“thanks to my work @lmhinfo for a lovely morning. great to see all my old work mates xx”

The pair will reportedly perform together tonight in Liverpool city centre, which will be good practice for them ahead of their planned duet on Saturday’s show.

Some Twitter users have claimed that Robbie Williams may make an appearance in scouseland tonight too, but this has not yet been confirmed.

Chris will have to head back to London tomorrow to pack up his stuff and say goodbye to his plush London hotel. The cast and crew will be travelling to Manchester in a few days time, where they will begin to prepare for the final shows.

Are you a Christopher fan? Do you think he can win? Cast your vote and leave your comments below…

Also, check out all the details, spoilers and news on this year’s X Factor final here.

Lisa McGarry

Lisa has been watching reality TV for too long now. She won't do any housework unless 'Big Brother' announces it over the tannoy and everything she does has to be put to a public vote!