X Factor’s Chris Maloney has been voting for himself, but he claims everyone is doing it!
The Liverpudlian singer has been spotted phoning is own voting line ‘constantly’ during the weekend, ahead of Sunday night’s results.
One staff member on the show told the Daily Mirror newspaper: “I’ve seen him dialling and redialling his own number over and over again.
“It’s sad really but he wants it that much that he is spending a fortune.”
And another source added: “You can’t outlaw this sort of behaviour but it leaves a very sour taste. It’s against the spirit of the show.”
Chris himself confessed to the newspaper: “I have voted for myself a few times.”
But he insisted: “So has everyone else – I doubt my calls have made much of a difference… if I had more credit on my phone I’d vote more.”
Chris become a bit of an outsider on the show now, with eliminated act Kye Sones blasting the performer today.
“God knows why he is still there. He must have a very expensive phone bill,” said Kye, who was booted out at the weekend. “All of us have got really close and then you’ve got Chris.
“He hasn’t been part of the gang and that’s not to do with the other contestants, that’s to do with Chris.”
The X Factor continues with its live shows this weekend with a Best Of British theme.