X Factor 2012: Little Mix singers say of Christopher Maloney, “We’re not fans” and insider says Ella Henderson could be “in danger” tonight!

by Lynn Rowlands

Former X Factor winners Little Mix have hit out at current finalist Chris Maloney, saying, “We’re not fans.”

In an interview with The Sun, Little Mix singer Jesy Nelson kicked off the Maloney bashing, saying, “Poor Gary [Barlow], clinging on to Ma-phoney. We’re not fans.

“I don’t really get it and I don’t know who is going to buy his music.

“I guess ‘each to their own’. But I can’t see that he’s going to become a pop star.”

And her bandmate Jade Thirlwall added, “I’ll eat my hat if he goes the whole way.”

Little Mix are of course appearing on tonight’s live results show to perform their new single, DNA, and it seems they’re very nervous about it.

Perrie Edwards said, “I am going to puke on stage. I am genuinely really worried about it. I am petrified. Really petrified.”

Another X Factor star who could well have good reason to be “petrified” tonight is Ella Henderson, because according to a show insider, she could well be in the bottom two tonight.

The Daily Star reports that the insider claims that Ella has been “struggling” to win viewer votes, despite the fact that she’s never been in the bottom two.

The paper adds, “We reported two weeks ago that Scouse outsider Chris Maloney had been topping the public votes – a trend which has continued EVERY week so far.

“But show insiders admitted they may have more of a problem getting Ella to the final than keeping Chris out of it.”

The show source said, “It may be that Ella’s fans think she is walking it and so they don’t need to vote for her.

“If that’s the case they couldn’t be more mistaken.

“After a fairly strong start when she was in the top three for a few weeks, support has fallen away.

“For the last couple of weeks she has been languishing just a couple of percent above the bottom two.

“She would only have to drop a few thousand votes to find herself at risk.

“It’s time her fans came out and backed her, or they risk losing her for the final.”

In an exclusive chat with the Daily Star Sunday, Ella said, “I’ve spoken to Tulisa about being the favourite to win and she said I need to not let it affect me, so I am trying to just carry on and do my own thing.

“I’m trying not to take it on board.”

Here’s a reminder of Ella’s performance last night, and you can click here to see our Week 6 chart…

Do you think Ella might go this week?

Lynn is an editor and writer here at Unreality TV and is a trained psychotherapist and the author of two books. She's addicted to soaps, period drama and reality TV shows such as X Factor, Big Brother, BGT and I'm A Celeb.