XFactor 2012 final: Christopher Maloney tips James Arthur to win

Christopher Maloney (X Factor 2012)

X Factor's Christopher Maloney has backed James Arthur to win the show after his own exit.

Christopher finished in third place on last night's X Factor final results, leaving James Arthur and Jahmene Douglas to go head to head on tomorrow night's final.

Saying his money was now on James to win, Chris claimed he'd miss all of the show's contestants most now that the competition was over.

He said: "I'm going to miss everybody, all the cast, crew and everyone behind the scenes and all the rest of the contestants and Gary!"

Speaking after his exit last night, Chris admitted he felt on top of the world.

"It feels amazing, I was the wild card, I didn't think I was going to be in the competition at all so to get to third place, to sing with Gary is amazing," he said. "It just goes to show how far I've come from my audition."

Talking to Xtra Factor hosts Olly Murs and Caroline Flack on ITV2, Christopher continued: "You look at yourself [Olly], One Direction, Amelia Lily, it shows you don't have to win.

"At the minute I'm just taking everything in, there's been a few offers made already and I've only been out for 20 minutes so watch this space."

Quizzed on his highlights of the series, Chris replied: "Making it through to the final and Singing with Gary.

"He's been brilliant, he's more than a mentor, he's a really good friend. He's just a fantastic guy to work with."

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The X Factor 2012 continues tonight with the live final results in Manchester from 7:40PM on ITV1.

Jahmene Douglas and James Arthur will be battling it out to be crowned winner, while there will be performances from One Direction, Rhianna and Emeli Sande.

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