X Factor 2012 voting leak: Chris Maloney still topping results

Chris Maloney (X Factor 2012)

Christopher Maloney is topping The X Factor 2012 results, leaked voting percentages have claimed.

It's been reported today that X Factor boss Simon Cowell is in a panic that Chris could go on to win the show.

The cheesy cruise ship singer is leading all other acts in the competition in the phone votes, despite being repeatedly tipped to exit.

A series insider told The Sun newspaper: “Chris is getting double the votes of anyone else.”

They added: “It’s a shame because he’s so sweet. They’re determined to get him kicked off the show. It’s crazy. The show is in a spin and Cowell is really panicking. They will be trying anything now to get people to not like this guy.”

This week saw Chris hit back at negative press reports surrounding his stint on the show.

Chris revealed that Louis Walsh had even apologised for branding him a diva on the Xtra Factor earlier this series.

"He said 'I'm sorry I was put on the spot and you popped into my head, cos you're popular with the public. it will get you into the papers anyway', which it has, but for the wrong reasons.," Chris said.

However he added: "I want to concentrate on the competition and be positive, but it gets me down."

Instead, Chris claimed that he was nothing but polite to the show's crew and other finalists.

"If anything, it's the other way around," he said. "I make everyone tea! Me nan would give me a good hiding if I behaved like that."

Chris concluded: "All I'm doing is going out there and singing my heart out and hopefully I'm entertaining everyone."


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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