XFactor 2012: Chris Maloney hits back at Simon Cowell!

Chris Maloney (X Factor 2012)

Chris Maloney has admitted he's worried after it was claimed Simon Cowell wanted him out of The X Factor.

It was reported recently that X Factor boss Simon was unhappy that Chris has apparently been topping the votes weekly.

Sources have suggested that Simon is keen to get Chris out of the show, convinced that the cruise ship singer won't shift records.

“I was shocked when I read that. It’s frightening. To think he [Simon] doesn’t want me to win is quite upsetting because I’m just doing my best," Chris said today. “I thought he would be supporting everybody in the competition rather than just a potential winner.”

Speaking to the Daily Star Sunday however, Chris hit back at Simon's apparent worries, and insisted he would be able to sell albums.

“I can be a recording artist who could sell records. There’s a market for me out there," he said.

Chris, one of just four facts who has avoided the bottom two so far, added: “It’s not all about boybands and urban acts.

"It’s the public that matter most to me, not Simon. They’re the ones who buy records at the end of the day.”

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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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