X Factor 2012: Christopher Maloney rapped for late night party

Chris Maloney (X Factor 2012)

Eliminated X Factor star Christopher Maloney has given a telling off by show bosses for a late night party.

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.

Chris spent the night before the live show out drinking at a local pub in Manchester, perhaps why he had apparently lost his voice in the final rehearals!

“Christopher and the other two remaining contestants were told under no circumstances were they to go out partying," a source told the Daily Mirror today. “The producers were angry he broke the ban. He was reprimanded and told his behaviour wasn’t what was expected.”

The newspaper reports that a drunk Chris snubbed fans who had asked for a photo with the singer.

An onlooker told the tabloid this morning: “Chris looked him up and down then carried on ­chatting to his mates.

“He seemed rude and arrogant – a different person from the polite man earlier. It’s like a split personality.”

A show source explained: “Chris, James and Jahmene were given strict ­instructions not to go out by X Factor staff last week because they were worried the lads would be heckled or get into trouble.

“The contestants knew they were only allowed to go to rehearsals or events set up by the team, who wanted them to keep a low profile."

They added: "Bosses were furious when they found out Chris was out until the early hours, drinking alcohol and being rude to fans. It just isn’t good enough.”

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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