CONTROVERSIAL X Factor contestant Christopher Maloney has blamed ‘illness’ for not appearing at the show’s wrap party last night.
It had been reported he was forbidden from attending afrer producers banned him from performing at the final due to his backstage antics earlier on Sunday.
However the Liverpool singer denied the rumours, tweeting: “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”
The 34-year-old went on: “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”
Despite repeatedly telling viewers he felt lucky to be in the competition, a tweet from Maloney this morning suggested he was expecting to win the show.
“plz stop online abuse,all I done was follow my dream,coming 3rd was an achievement.feel gutted I didn't win an im unwell right now, plz xx”, he said.
Producers are expected to announce later today whether Maloney will keep his place on the show’s live tour.