Christopher Maloney will join The X Factor 2013 live tour line up, it's been confirmed.
It had been claimed that Chris had been axed from the live concert, which is due to start next month, despite finishing in third place.
Chris missed the final at the weekend after deciding to walk out of rehearsals, apparently wanting nothing more to do with the show after finishing in third place on the Saturday night.
The singer ditched a planned group number after clashing with fellow contestant Carolynne Poole and production staff in rehearsals.
A source told The Sun newspaper: “Everyone is completely fed up of his behaviour.
“He was abusive to the production team and other contestants.”
Acts from the show had been campaigning to get Kye Sones to replace Chris on the bill.
X Factor winner James Arthur tweeted: “#getkyeonthexfactortour” while Rylan Clark added: “#getkyonthexfactortour Bring my boy @Kyesones1 back!”
Ella Henderson also got on board with the campaign, tweeting: ” @Kyesones1 #getkyeonthexfactortour Xxx want u there big bro!! ”
And Union J added: “#getkyeonthexfactortour wuld love @kyestones to be there. Spread the word peeps much love x”
However a rep for The X Factor live tour confirmed to the Daily Mail this morning that Chris will remain on the tour.
The live tour returns in 2013 with dates in January and February at Arenas up and down the country, including London’s O2, Manchester’s MEN and Wembley Arena in London.
Ella Henderson, Union J, District3, Christopher Maloney, Jahmene Douglas, Rylan Clark and James Arthur will all be taking part next year.
Check out the X Factor 2013 tour dates below!
27 January – Manchester Arena
30 January – Brighton Centre
01 February – Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
04 February – Capital FM Arena, Nottingham
06 February – The Echo Arena, Liverpool
07 February – The O2 Arena, London
10 February – LG Arena, The NEC, Birmingham
12 February – Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield
16 February – SECC, Glasgow
17 February – Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
19 February – Aberdeen ECC Arena
22 February – Wembley Arena, London
Tickets go on sale Friday 15th June and from www.BookingsDirect.com or by calling 0844 338 0000.