Christopher Maloney will join X Factor tour despite 'online abuse'
Thursday 13 December 2012
Controversial X Factor finalist Christopher Maloney will appear in the live tour despite reports that he had fallen out with show bosses and some of his fellow contestants.
The Liverpudlian singer, who split public opinion with his emotional on-stage displays, will join other acts including fellow finalists Jahmene Douglas and James Arthur in a series of concerts.
Maloney, who came third in this year's series, took to Twitter yesterday to ask people to stop what he described as "online abuse".
He said: "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."
His future on the tour was put in doubt after reports of rows behind the scenes at the X Factor final in Manchester but a spokeswoman for the tour confirmed Maloney would take part.
Arthur, this year's winner, is set to top the singles chart this weekend after shifting more than 255,000 copies of his song, Impossible.
The Official Charts Company said the track had become the fastest-selling single of the year so far.
Ray Davies' Sunny Afternoon scoops the most awardsTheatre
Grace DentChannel 4 show proves there's no app for happiness
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Alan Rickman admits editing 'terrible' script with friends in Pizza Hut behind backs of writers on Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
- 2 Rarest Beanie Baby of them all could be sold for £62,500 on eBay
- 3 Professional big game hunter Ian Gibson crushed to death by elephant during hunt
- 4 Farmer told to tear down mock-Tudor castle after hiding construction behind hay bales
- 5 Rebecca Francis accuses Ricky Gervais of using 'influence' to target female hunters after receiving barrage of death threats
Better Call Saul creator Peter Gould on the creative concerns of a prequel, season 2 and the mind-numbing realities of the small courts
Game of Thrones season 5: Emilia Clarke praises characters who 'accept their femininity'
Britain's Got Talent 2015: RSPCA investigating Marc Metral's miming dog after cruelty complaints
Fifty Shades of Grey movie shows first sex scene 'after 40 minutes'
Glastonbury 2015 tickets: How to make sure you’re successful in Sunday's re-sale
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate