Chris ‘quit’ the show yesterday after being eliminated on Saturday night’s show in third place.
The singer ditched a planned group number after clashing with Carolynne and production staff in rehearsals.
A spokesperson for The X Factor said: “Chris decided he longer wanted to be part of the X Factor Final and has gone back to Liverpool.”
Writing on Twitter, Carolynne hinted at the dismay backstage, tweeting: “X Factor can also create monsters it would seem! ”
Chris, who went on to miss Sunday night’s live final results, clearly didn’t take too kindly to the comment.
He tweeted her back: “@CarolynnePoole you’ll do anything to get a headline! disgraceful! week one! bitter.”
And she replied: “I’ll think you’ll find x factor released that hun… @ChrisMaloney77 Hope u get well soon! Xxx ”
Meanwhile, turning his sights onto the show’s team, Chris later tweeted: “@TheXFactor @xfactorpress @GBarlowOfficial can’t believe all the bull yet again! this is a witch hunt for defo. the show is over xx”
He claimed: “yes I am being bullied! big time. there u go xx witch hunt xx”
Chris also dismissed the reports that he stormed out of the show yesterday, saying he just had a bad throat.
He tweeted: “thank u all so much for ur love help and support. thinking everyone wants a final dig. disgusting xx love u na nite xx
“sorry I had a sore throat an doctor signed me off. good luck x”
The X Factor returns next year on ITV1.