X Factor 2012: Christopher Maloney still voting for himself

Christopher Maloney (X Factor 2012)

Christopher Maloney is apparently still voting for himself on The X Factor 2012.

To be fair to the singer, it certainly seems to be working so we're not sure why he would stop!

It was previously reported that Chris was spending "thousands" on keeping himself in the competition.

“I’ve seen him dialling and redialling his own number over and over again," said one staff member on the show's crew. “It’s sad really but he wants it that much that he is spending a fortune.”

And another source added: “You can’t outlaw this sort of behaviour but it leaves a very sour taste. It’s against the spirit of the show.”

Although Chris hit back at the claims, saying: "So has everyone else – I doubt my calls have made much of a ­difference… if I had more credit on my phone I’d vote more.”

Writing on Twitter about the reports, Chris insisted he was too poor to afford to vote for himself time an time again.

He told his online followers: “Morning guys,off 2rehearsals, just 2 clear this up,some papers say im spending thousands 2 vote 4 myself! Rubbish, havent got pot 2 pee in x”

According to Now magazine however, Chris has continued to be spotted backstage ringing his own number.

A source told the publication this week: "He's been calling the premium rate lines to up his votes."

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The X Factor 2012 continues this weekend with the live final in Manchester.

Chris Maloney, Jahmene Douglas and James Arthur will be battling it out to be crowned winner, while there will be performances from One Direction, Kelly Clarkson, Rita Ora, Kylie Minogue, Rhianna and Emeli Sande.

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