Xtra Factor's Caroline Flack has hit back at Christopher Maloney's claims that she doesn't like him.
Chris has been getting quite a bit of stick since being voted back into the show as wild card, especially from X Factor judge Louis Walsh who branded him a diva.
However it’s not just Louis who apparently has a problem with Chris, with the Liverpudlian singer saying he’d avoid Xtra Factor’s Caroline Flack in a game of Snog, Marry Avoid.
He told the website: “I’d swerve Caroline as I don’t think she likes me very much. She takes the mickey out of me all the time on The Xtra Factor!”
This week Caroline hit back: "There were reports that Christopher Maloney said we take the mick out of him on Xtra Factor - but we take take the mick out of everyone on the show!
"It's all part and parcel of having fun!"
She explained: "I don't think Chris meant it seriously at all. We always tell the contestants that we're going to do jokes about them.
"The Xtra Factor's never nasty about anyone. We're not that kind of show. It's all fine and we love all of the contestants."
Caroline also defended Chris from the latest batch of tabloid reports, which claimed that he was spending thousands on voting for himself.
She said: "As for the stories that he's been voting for himself, I haven't seen anything - I don't know if he did! Are they allowed? I don't know but I suppose they are, really. I'd be tempted to vote for myself if I was a contestant."
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.