XFactor 2012 finalists blast Christopher Maloney after final

Chris Maloney (X Factor 2012)

X Factor acts have blasted Christopher Maloney, with Rylan Clark apparently branding the singer a "c**t".

It follows a supposedly massive argument with the Liverpool singer at the weekend, which saw him avoid the final on Sunday night.

Chris finished third on the show on Saturday evening, but apparently turned up hungover and angry to rehearsals for Sunday's show.

The former cruise ship singer has been the involved in countless stories about his backstage behaviour since winning the wild card vote back in October.

But while the contestants haven't liked him, Chris did win over the public, topping 7 of the 10 public votes.

Unfortunately for him, two of the ones he failed to top were the final!

It's still not clear exactly what went on between Chris and the other contestants, but Rylan said: "I'm not going to sit here and talk about Chris Maloney but everything that is being said is right.

"At the end of the day I've ended this series on a high, started the same person I finished and that's what I'm proud of. Some people get too big for their boots - that's entirely up to them."

And Keith Lemon, played by comic Leigh Francis, claimed: "I was at the X Factor this weekend, he was nice to me but other contestants said some things about him.

"Rylan Clark said he was a super c*nt, I said 'Really! I thought it was just the press!' and he said 'No,no, no!'".

"That one that does the poetry, Lucy Spraggan, told me as well."

Meanwhile, Union J's Jaymi added: "I was very disappointed. I've stuck up for Chris a lot this series, understood him and had a good relationship, but I was a bit disappointed."

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