Christopher Maloney snubs X Factor wrap party

Chris Maloney (X Factor 2012)

Christopher Maloney snubbed this week's X Factor wrap party, saying he was too ill.

But despite another week of controversey, Chris insisted he was very much invited to the gig in London.

Reports in the past few days have suggested Chris clashed with the other finalists backstage during the weekend's final, branding Carolynne Poole a "c**t" during rehearsals.

Chris subsequently went missing for Sunday's final after finishing the show in third place the day before.

Writing to what fans he does have on Twitter, Chris said: "Ello guys, thank u all so much for ur love and support over the months. I'm still unwell right now, your all truly amazing. love u all xx"

He added: "Thank u @TheXFactor for my ticket to the wrap party tonight in London. I'm still unwell, but see u all soon. thanks for making my dreams xx"

We would've loved to be a fly on the wall if Chris did attend with the other acts!

Speaking to The Sun yesterday, Carolynne revealed: “He was horrible. Basically, because I didn’t say ‘hi’ and kiss his a***, he called me a c***.

“Everyone heard it. I said to him ‘did you just call me a c***?’ and he denied it, but I heard him.

“He had been drinking, you could smell it on him.”

She also claimed that Chris “flicked a V sign at me and told me to f*** off. He ruined my night”.

Fellow contestant Kye Sones added: “Everything ­Carolynne said is true.

“He’s had a mask on for 10 weeks and it’s well and truly slipped off and shown him for exactly who he is.”

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