X Factor 2012: Gary Barlow and Tulisa argue over Chris Maloney

Chris Maloney (X Factor 2012)

Gary Barlow and Tulisa have been arguing over X Factor's Christopher Maloney, and whether or not he can sell albums!

Speaking on the Xtra Factor last night, Gary told the other judges that they too had previously backed Chris.

“Let me tell you something, when we first go out to auditions… all the judges, the brief is when we are watching acts, we are told to pick acts that can sell records," he explained. “We all put Chris to bootcamp and we all put him on from bootcamp with this information, make sure you are picking people that can sell records.

"We then all put him to judges houses, that’s all four judges.”

Gary added: “At this point Christopher has not been in the bottom two, that means he’s receiving a lot of votes, that means he can sell records, deal with it.”

However Tulisa wasn't having it, and claimed that Chris would never be able to sell records.

She hit back: “I think we’ve seen in some cases in this competition before that not necessarily the people that get the votes actually sell the most records.”

Do you think Chris could sell records? Have you been voting for Chris? Leave your comments below!

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The X Factor 2012 continues tonight with the latest results show, featuring performances from Ed Sheeran and Little Mix, as well as one more act being given the boot.

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