X Factor 2012: Christopher Maloney voting for himself

Christopher Maloney (X Factor 2012)

X Factor's Chris Maloney has been voting for himself, but he claims everyone is doing it!

The Liverpudlian singer has been spotted phoning is own voting line 'constantly' during the weekend, ahead of Sunday night's results.

One staff member on the show told the Daily Mirror newspaper: “I’ve seen him dialling and redialling his own number over and over again.

"It’s sad really but he wants it that much that he is spending a fortune.”

And another source added: “You can’t outlaw this sort of behaviour but it leaves a very sour taste. It’s against the spirit of the show.”

Chris himself confessed to the newspaper: “I have voted for myself a few times.”

But he insisted: “So has everyone else – I doubt my calls have made much of a ­difference... if I had more credit on my phone I’d vote more.”

Chris become a bit of an outsider on the show now, with eliminated act Kye Sones blasting the performer today.

"God knows why he is still there. He must have a very expensive phone bill," said Kye, who was booted out at the weekend. “All of us have got really close and then you’ve got Chris.

"He hasn’t been part of the gang and that’s not to do with the other contestants, that’s to do with Chris."


The X Factor continues with its live shows this weekend with a Best Of British theme.

Sunday's results show will feature performances from One Direction and Little Mix, as well as one more act being given the boot.

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  • Lisa Burton

    Bulls**t, there are 7 boys total in Louis' groups with mobile 'phones, so how come both in the bottom 2? Because with 7 handset's if they had been voting for themselfs they would have escaped being in the bottom.
    Maloney mentioned 'credit' on his 'phone - what, he's got a pay as u go!! No contract mobile? I thought he was untouchable/famous so how come he can't aquire a mobile 'phone via contract then he could vote to the max. This all a sham and the sooner Maloney is out will the public return to watching the XF - the public are not fools and 'smell a rat'.
    Barlow, get Maloney a contract, preferably a mobile 'phone contract...

  • ann fell

    if chris is voting for himself, doesnt that tell you that not many of the public can be voting for the rest of the semi finalists, erm if chris is voting for him self then how can he find time to deliver week in and week out has he does , YOU GO CHRIS GOOD LUCK.XXX