XFactor 2012 duets: Christopher Maloney to sing with Jane McDonald?

Chris Maloney (X Factor 2012)

The X Factor 2012 duet rumour mill is kicking off, and Christopher Maloney is being linked to Jane McDonald.

Former cruise ship entertain Jane has been supporting Chris throughout the show and offered to sing with the Liverpudlian if he makes next month final.

Speaking on Loose Women yesterday, she said said: "If Chris Maloney wants me to sing on the duet of X Factor with him, I will do it, I will do it with you.

"I would be very proud to sing alongside him. I think he's had a rough ride."

The singer went on;: "He's had a lot of criticism. I am proud of him standing up every week and doing as well as he's done.

"I am right on your side Chris, you keep on going, mate."

However following Rihanna's performance at the weekend, she joked: "I don't want to get wet through. I don't want to stand there with me dripping because my make-up would all run. "

Tweeting Chris after he avoided another elimination on Sunday night, Jane wrote online: “@ChrisMaloney77 Well done Christopher! Made up for you. Keep up the good work. Xxx”

And Chris was quick to reply and reveal he would be up for a duet.

He tweeted: “@TheJaneMcDonald just heard you would love to duet with me..! Wow, that would be amazing. If I get thru to final I’ll ask xx think ur great”

Acts already confirmed for The X Factor final include One Direction and Emeli Sande.

The X Factor 2012 continues this weekend on ITV1 and ITV1HD with the final four acts singing songs that they hope will get them into the final.

On Sunday's results show, one more act get the axe and there will be performances from Pink and Tulisa.

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