XFactor 2012: Christopher Maloney was a heartthrob in his younger years!

Chris Maloney (X Factor 2012)

X Factor 2012 hopeful Christopher Maloney was a bit of a heartthrob in his younger days!

The Liverpudlian singer apparently had a way with girls when he was back in school.

Chris' sister Trisha told the Sunday People: "At primary school he had a set of twins after him. It didn't go anywhere though.

"I think they are still good friends. He was a bit of a heartthrob and has grown into one too."

And she claimed that the judges were bullying Chris with their constant negative comments towards him.

She said: "It's not nice when I see him being put down.

I suppose they were bullying him. "Tulisa has been the worst. She's said negative comments every week, she's not into his music. He's lucky he has Gary to support him."

It seems that little has changed now, with it been claimed today that Chris and his fellow semi-finalists have been banned from bringing girls back to their hotel rooms.

We’re shocked to learn that even Chris has been involved with Union J and James Arthur's drunken party antics , with a source revealing: “Chris took his date and they went off into a private room just off the lobby. They stayed in there for quite a while, before Chris came out looking a bit sheepish.

“He’s on dodgy ground because he’s actually with someone long-term back in Liverpool.”

The source added: “When producers got wind of what had gone on, they called a meeting straight away and told them in no uncertain terms that kind of ­behaviour will not be tolerated."

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The X Factor 2012 live shows tonight on ITV1 and ITV1HD with the semi-final results show.

There will be performances from Pink and Tulisa as well as the final elimination of the series.

There's no sing off on this evening's results, meaning act with the lowest votes will automatically get the axe.

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