X Factor 2012: Gary Barlow denies Simon Cowell clash over Chris Maloney

Chris Maloney (X Factor 2012)

Gary Barlow has insisted that he hasn't clashed with Simon Cowell over Chris Maloney on The X Factor.

According to the Daily Mirror, X Factor boss Simon Cowell has been hoping to get the Liverpudlian singer out, not only to improve the competition but also to get at Gary Barlow!

Take That star Gary has already lost two of his four acts, and with a third in the bottom two last weekend it’s not looking good.

A source told the newspaper: “Chris winning or even getting further into the competition is a disaster for Cowell.

“He wants Chris out and the fact that his mentor is Gary Barlow makes him even more desperate to get him kicked off.”

But Gary - who last night lost another act - insisted: "I don't know of any clash, I don't read newspapers."

Speaking on the Xtra Factor at the weekend, Gary added: "But whether something's been said backstage, I'm not sure."

After Kye's exit on Sunday, Chris remains Gary's final remaining act.

The X Factor continues with its live shows next weekend with a Best Of British theme.

Sunday's results show will feature performances from One Direction and Little Mix, as well as one more act being given the boot.

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