X Factor 2012: Chris Maloney says he's being bullied

Chris Maloney (X Factor 2012)

X Factor star Chris Maloney has claimed he's being bullied on the show.

The 44-year-old has come under attack this week not only from viewers, but also the judges and his fellow contestants!

[tag]Louis Walsh[/tag], who previously branded the Liverpudlian singer a diva, complained this week: "I’m not into cabaret artists. Christopher Maloney is very dated and old fashioned. He’s like Cilla Black!"

And even the contestants have been getting involved with pranks at Chris' expense.

Favourite [tag]Ella Henderson[/tag] revealed recently: "We’re always playing pranks on Christopher Maloney. While he’s asleep, we pour stuff like honey in his belly button."

Speaking to the Daily Star today, Chris said: "I feel I'm being bullied.

"This is getting out of control and has to stop. I came into this contest to sing and yet I'm spending all my time being battered."

And he claimed Louis was to blame!

"Louis started it. He did the same last year with Misha B, calling her a bully," he added.

A spokesperson for the show said: "Contestant behaviour is supervised at all times."
[cat c="the x factor"]The X Factor 2012[/cat] continues this Saturday night on ITV1 with a Number Ones themed night.

The latest results show follows on Sunday evening, which will feature performances from Rita Ora and No Doubt, as well as one more act being given the boot.

Get the latest news

Subscribe on YouTube