X Factor 2012: Christopher Maloney to be cut from tour line up?

Chris Maloney (X Factor 2012)

X Factor's Christopher Maloney is could be cut from the X Factor live tour after clashing with the show's team and finalists.

Chris was absent from the final last night after deciding to walk out of rehearsals, apparently wanting nothing more to do with the show after finishing in third place on Saturday night.

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

An X Factor spokesman said: “Chris decided he no longer wanted to be part of The X Factor Final and has gone back to Liverpool.”

A source told The Sun newspaper: “Everyone is completely fed up of his behaviour.

“He was abusive to the production team and other contestants."

They added: “He said he was leaving and didn’t want to perform in the final tonight.”

However Chris apparently later returned to the arena to try and get back onto the show last night.

A source said: “He showed up wanting to go on stage but they had to turn him away as they were already on stage and he missed the dress rehearsal.”

Last night saw Chris and Carolynne continue their row online, after Chris was allegedly abusive towards the country singer during rehearsals.

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

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 insisting that he had to quit because he was sick.

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”

Chris and the remainder of the top seven acts are due to tour next year.

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