X Factor 2012: Christopher Maloney accuses Tulisa of bullying him!

Tulisa (The X Factor 2012)

X Factor's Christopher Maloney reckons Tulisa Contostavlos is bullying him on the show.

Chris performed Abba by Fernando last night but was slated by the panel.

Nicole Scherzinger remarked: "That was a lovely theatrical piece, it was very beautiful. Very good vocals, but it was a little bit of a snoozer for me... but you work really hard and that’s what I ask for."

Louis Walsh added: "It was like something from Abba the musical, all those guys had their tops off... I’m just glad you kept yours on!"

And Tulisa complained: "The staging was creepy, I didn’t understand why you were surrounded by people in their swimwear, I didn’t get it."

It's fair to say that Tulisa hasn't been all too nice to Chris, continuing to rant about the Liverpudlian on the Xtra Factor.

Saying she wanted Chris in the bottom two tonight, Tulisa added that he didn't even deserve credit for his performances.

Hitting back, Chris told the Daily Star Sunday this morning: “Tulisa is the judge giving me the hardest time of anyone. She’s never got anything good to say about me.

“What’s happening to me is definitely bullying. I think I’m an easy target.

“I’m handling it the best way I can but it’s hard."

He added: “I respect comments from the judges but sometimes what they say is below the belt and they just come out with the same stuff every week.”

And it seems that viewers are on Chris' side, with apparent leaked X Factor voting figures this morning putting Chris on top of the polls with the public votes for the past seven weeks.

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The X Factor 2012 continues tonight on ITV1 and ITV1HD with Sunday's results show, one more act get the axe, and there will be performances from Rhianna and Bruno Mars.

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