X Factor 2012: James Arthur takes swipe at Christopher Maloney

James Arthur (X Factor 2012)

Poor Christopher Maloney! His X Factor rival James Arthur has become the latest to take a swipe at him, after once again avoiding elimination.

Chris has yet to be in the bottom two of this year's series, and is well on course to make the final.

Many are now tipping the Liverpudlian singer to win, including former favourite Ella Henderson, who was eliminated earlier this month.

James was in the bottom two alongside Ella, but he reckons Chris should have gone.

And James also claimed that Chris winning the series would hurt the show's credibility.

He said: "I personally wouldn’t buy his album. I was much more of a fan of Ella Henderson, so I would’ve preferred to have seen Chris go that week. But that wasn’t the case – it was me versus Ella."

He added: "If Chris was to win, as a punter I’d lose a little bit of faith in what the show is looking for."

Speaking to Closer magazine, James also revealed that he and Rylan Clark started a bit of bromance on the show.

Admitting he was feeling sorry for Rylan after the Essex performer's exit at the weekend, James said: "We have banter because we're polar opposites. I'm a lad's lad, and he's a girl's lad! We take the piss out of each other. He always tells me about blokes he fancies and I'm like, 'I don't care, shut up!'

"He probably fancies Louis [Walsh], he's always talking about how much he likes him- I think there's sexual tension there!"

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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