X Factor 2012: Chris Maloney branded the 'most disliked contestant backstage'

Chris Maloney (X Factor 2012)

Chris Maloney has been branded the 'most disliked contestant backstage' non The X Factor.

Last night saw Chris once again survive the axe, leaving some members of audience booing.

And by the sounds of it, some of those boos may have also come from the show's production crew too.

The Sun reports today that Chris frustrated bosses on Sunday by turning up late to rehearsals, even annoying mentor Gary Barlow.

A source told the newspaper: “Chris is one of the most disliked contestants backstage because of the way he treats the production crew and other performers.

"Nobody has a good word to say for him.”

Chris however defended himself last night on the Xtra Factor, and even had the support of District3 who were eliminated.

The boys said: “Do you know what he’s a really lovely guy and he has got some stick but he goes out there every Saturday night and does his thing and good luck to him.”

And Chris was quick to celebrate with his fans, tweeting his followers after surviving for another week: “We did it guys! Whoop whoop. Week 7, can’t believe there is only 3 weeks till final. Can’t believe it. I absolutely love u all xx”


The X Factor continues with its live shows this weekend with a guilty pleasures theme.

Sunday's results show will feature performances from Alicia Keys and Olly Murs, as well as one more act being given the boot.

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