X Factor 2012: Chris Maloney: 'Caroline Flack hates me!'

Chris Maloney (X Factor 2012)

Poor X Factor star Chris Maloney has claimed that Caroline Flack is bullying him on the Xtra Factor!

Speaking to the official ITV1 X Factor website today, Chris also blasted Louis Walsh for his "below the belt" remarks during the show.

"I appreciate the Judges’ feedback. I do take their advice on-board," Chris said. "Although, I think Louis’ comments have been below the belt at times.

"I don’t get why he called me a ‘diva.’ I reckon he was lost for words when he was asked that question on Xtra Factor by a caller. He plucked my name from thin air!"

Chris continued: "If I was a diva, I wouldn’t cook and clean for my Nan like I do. I don’t have any airs or graces. I don’t take a second of what’s happening to me for granted. I’m grateful for every second and opportunity that comes my way."

But Chris wasn't too unhappy about being compared to Cilla Black by the Irish music mogul!

He quipped: "Cilla is a legend. I take that as a compliment. If I could he half as successful as she’s been throughout her career, I’d be a happy man. Cheers, Louis!"

However it's not just Louis who apparently has a problem with Chris, with the Liverpudlian singer saying he'd avoid Xtra Factor's Caroline Flack in a game of Snog, Marry Avoid.

He told the website: "I’d swerve Caroline as I don’t think she likes me very much. She takes the mickey out of me all the time on The Xtra Factor!"


The X Factor continues with its live shows this 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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