X Factor's Rylan Clark and Christopher Maloney are fighting behind the scenes of the show, it's been claimed today.
It’s been reported numerous times in the past few weeks by both backstage sources and even the judges that Chris is a lot to handle, with rumours of clashes with production crew and other acts.
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: “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.”
The Daily Mirror report this morning that Chris and Rylan Clark have become 'enemies' on the show.
A source told the newspaper today: “Christopher has been really bugging Rylan backstage – and Chris isn’t everyone else’s favourite contestant either.
"The two of them have really clashed over the past week, culminating in a massive fight.
“A lot was said and a few choice swear words bandied around."
The insider added: "They don’t want to be anywhere near each other and are refusing to share the contestants’ communal dressing room.
“Chris can come across as arrogant and some of the other contestants think he’s fake and puts an act on for the cameras.”
Rylan recently spoke out about Chris, and hinted at the trouble off camera.
He explained: “It’s a really stressful environment, but I don’t like seeing people spoken to like s**t. And if I do, I say something about it. I’m very proud that I’m the same boy I was when I started.”
Speaking to Now magazine, Rylan added: “I don’t need a sob story or to be rude when I don’t get what I went.
"The truth will out.”
[cat c="the x factor"]The X Factor 2012[/cat] continues with its live shows tonight 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.