X Factor 2012: Chris Maloney hits back at haters (and Louis Walsh!)

Chris Maloney (X Factor 2012)

X Factor's Christopher Maloney has hit back at the haters in a new interview.

Chris insisted that he wasn't a diva, despite Louis Walsh's most recent claims.

In an interview with the official ITV1 X Factor website this week, Louis once again complained about Chris: “I don’t get him! He’s very old fashioned. What’s the cheesiest cheese? Cheddar! Yes, he’s vintage cheddar all the way.”

Louis added: “In my eyes, he’s definitely the biggest diva behind-the-scenes. From what I hear, he demands the most backstage!”

However Chris hit back today: "I’ve been working my socks off. Gary is really hands on with me. I’ve been rehearsing non-stop. I’m the last one in the Overs category standing and I feel as though I have a lot to prove."

Insisting he's not a big diva, Chris went on: "Gary tells me to stay focused and ignore any unkind and tactical comments from Louis! I’m NOT a diva backstage."

And dispelling the various rumours in the papers this week, Chris added: "Allegedly, Rylan and I had a fight at the Karshidians party. Totally untrue! I’m working hard and deserve my place in the competition. The public aren’t stupid – I think they know I’m a decent sort.

"The press keep on saying that I’ve been spending thousands of pounds voting for myself. Firstly, where on earth would I find the time? And secondly, I don’t have that sort of money!"

Chris concluded: "To be honest, I don’t think I’ll ever be able to win Louis over.

"He’s being tactical and wants Union J to stay in the competition. I do actually like Louis – I think he’s a great guy."


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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