X Factor host Dermot O’Leary has admitted he’s skeptical of Christopher Maloney’s talent.
The hunky telly presenter confessed he wouldn’t be queuing up to buy Chris’ album or tickets to see his live show if he won the show this weekend.
Speaking to The Sun’s TV magazine, Dermot said: “Just to watch the likes of Jahmene, James and Ella going from A to B with their extraordinary talent and seeing this incredible butterfly emerge… I’d pay to see those three.
“This year’s talent has been brilliant. When last year’s winners Little Mix performed this year, I actually felt guilty as I’d been banging on so much about the talent this time round.”
However Dermot did recently defend Dermot from the hate he’s been getting from some viewers.
He said: “People have voted for him, so he deserves to have got this far.”
Meanwhile, Dermot backed newbie judge Nicole Scherzinger to return to the show next year.
He told the publication: “Everyone has been over the moon with Nicole; she’s a breath of fresh air. She’s bonded with everyone, been entertaining and done her own thing.
“I can big it up with Louis Walsh all day long – I could never make the show without him. There’s a bit of a bromance between me and Gary, and I’ll sometimes have a quick drink in Tulisa’s dressing room if I can see through the fog in there.”
Read the full interview in today’s TV Magazine, free with The Sun.
The X Factor 2012 continues tonight with the live final in Manchester.
Chris Maloney, Jahmene Douglas and James Arthur will be battling it out to be crowned winner, while there will be performances from One Direction, Kelly Clarkson, Rita Ora, Kylie Minogue, Rhianna and Emeli Sande.