CHRISTOPHER Maloney has hit out at Xtra Factor host Caroline Flack for her treatment of him on the ‘Xtra Factor’.
The 34-year-old singer told the official X Factor website that he would avoid Flack in a game of ‘Snog, Marry, Avoid’.
“I’d swerve Caroline as I don’t think she likes me very much”, he said.
Flack caused Maloney embarrassment on last weekend’s show when he was left struggling to answer her question to name some modern songs he liked.
“She takes the mickey out of me all the time on The Xtra Factor”, he continued.
Flack regularly reads out negative tweets on Maloney’s performances, as well as asking him live on air about his alleged ‘diva’ antics backstage.
Meanwhile reports have surfaced that Simon Cowell has become seriously worried Maloney could win the competition, believing it could spell the end for the ailing talent show.
He believes Maloney winning may hit the show’s credibility so much it could never recover.
A source told The Sun: “They’re determined to get him kicked off the show. It’s crazy. The show is in a spin and Cowell is really panicking. They will be trying anything now to get people to not like this guy.”
Eliminated contestant Kye Sones slammed Maloney at the weekend for being different when the cameras were on him.
He said: “All of us have got really close and then you’ve got Chris. We’ve been a really strong group and he’s been an outsider — and that’s nothing to do with any of us lot.
“He’s very tactical. There are two different people — one when cameras are there and one when they’re not there
“Everyone is the same person off and on camera, apart from Chris — and that’s why it’s frustrating for all the contestants”.