X Factor 2012: Will Christopher Maloney quit the show?

Chris Maloney (X Factor 2012)

X Factor's Chris Maloney is said to have been "hurt" after rowing with producers.

The Liverpudlian singer clashed with bosses at the weekend after turning up late to rehearsals, and the argument has apparently made Chris consider leaving the show.

The Daily Mirror report this morning that Chris found himself on the end of a foul mouthed rant from the show’s executive producer Mark Sidaway after turning up late for rehearsals for a fourth time.

The newspaper says that the telly exec “lost the plot” with Chris, branding his behaviour “f*****g unacceptable”.

A source told the tabloid: “It hurt him and made him consider if he should carry on. Others are late and nothing is said.”

It's been a tough time for Chris, with reports of him being a diva behind the scenes and some very harsh comments from the judges after his performances.

Speaking at the weekend, Chris revealed all the hate was making his nan ill.

“She’s not well because of it all – her blood pressure has been sky high,” Chris claimed. “She can’t really handle the cruel comments I’ve been getting and I’m really upset she’s having to endure it.

And Chris admitted that being booed on Sunday night was tough to hear, and was slowly knocking his confidence.

“To hear booing is tough,” he told the Daily Star newspaper at the weekend. “And it’s not nice to hear people saying things that are unfounded to try to get me off the show. I haven’t got time to vote for myself.

“Because I’m older than the other acts I feel I’ve got a lot to prove, so the negativity gets me down.

“I’m meant to be living the dream but I’m finding it tough. And doing X Factor should be boosting my confidence but it isn’t.”


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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