X Factor 2012: Carolynne Poole, Christopher Maloney clash on Twitter

Carolynne Poole (X Factor 2012)

X Factor finalists Carolynne Poole and Christopher Maloney have been hitting out at one another after arguing in rehearsals.

Chris 'quit' the show yesterday after being eliminated on Saturday night's show in third place.

The singer ditched a planned group number after clashing with Carolynne and production staff in rehearsals.

A spokesperson for The X Factor said: "Chris decided he longer wanted to be part of the X Factor Final and has gone back to Liverpool."

Writing on Twitter, Carolynne hinted at the dismay backstage, tweeting: "X Factor can also create monsters it would seem! "

Chris, who went on to miss Sunday night's live final results, clearly didn't take too kindly to the comment.

He tweeted her back: “@CarolynnePoole you’ll do anything to get a headline! disgraceful! week one! bitter.”

And she replied: "I'll think you'll find x factor released that hun... @ChrisMaloney77 Hope u get well soon! Xxx "

Meanwhile, turning his sights onto the show's team, Chris later tweeted: “@TheXFactor @xfactorpress @GBarlowOfficial can’t believe all the bull yet again! this is a witch hunt for defo. the show is over xx”

He claimed: “yes I am being bullied! big time. there u go xx witch hunt xx”

Chris also dismissed the reports that he stormed out of the show yesterday, saying he just had a bad throat.

He tweeted: “thank u all so much for ur love help and support. thinking everyone wants a final dig. disgusting xx love u na nite xx

“sorry I had a sore throat an doctor signed me off. good luck x”

The X Factor returns next year on ITV1.

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