X FACTOR band District3 have claimed that they found Liverpool native Christopher Maloney passed out drunk after Rylan’s Halloween themed birthday party last week.
Speaking with journalists the group said they found the 34-year-old singer “literally sprawled out” at the contestant’s hotel after the party.
Band member Greg West said: "We tried to get him into bed and that but... he was literally completely passed out.
"We were like - 'Come on Chris, go to bed mate, you've got to get up for rehearsals' - but he was having none of it".
The cheeky trio also admitted that in order to try and wake Maloney from his inebriated state, they resorted to "slapping him every now and again".
It was also reported Maloney got into a heated exchange with contestant Kye Sones during the party, and was heard to call him a ‘t**t’ – a claim Maloney later denied to Caroline Flack on 'The Xtra Factor'.
Meanwhile he also denied reports he fell out with show producers after he skipped the ‘master class’ with Robbie Williams to go to Liverpool.
The singer says that his trip home was agreed with producers before he left.