XFactor 2012: Chris Maloney denies voting for himself... he's too poor!

Chris Maloney (X Factor 2012)

X Factor's Chris Maloney has denied reports that he's been voting for himself, claiming he can't afford to!

The Liverpudlian singer was apparently spotted phoning his 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 was quoted by the newspaper as saying: “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.”

Writing on Twitter about the reports, Chris insisted he was too poor to afford to vote for himself.

He told his online followers: "Morning guys,off 2rehearsals, just 2 clear this up,some papers say im spending thousands 2 vote 4 myself! Rubbish, havent got pot 2 pee in x"


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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