Matt Cardle: My money's on Maloney for X factor win

Former X factor winner Matt Cardle
Former X factor winner Matt Cardle Credit: Matt Crossick/EMPICS Entertainment

Former X factor winner Matt Cardle said he believes Christopher Maloney will win the competition.

The Liverpool singer is up against Jahmene Douglas and James Arthur in the three-way decider in Manchester this weekend.

The 2010 X factor winner said he would like to see James Arthur win but that his money is on Maloney.

He said: "I couldn't see as much of it as I wanted to, or should have done, through being so busy recording and being back and forward to the US.

"It's a shame that Ella isn't in the final but it's great that James is there. But I think I will stick my money on Mr Maloney.

"James is a great artist but you never know what can happen, and Christopher has been getting a lot of votes."

Bookmaker William Hill has Douglas as favourite at 5/4, while Arthur is at 11/8 and Maloney trails on 7/2.

Maloney has come from early odds of 100/1 to make it to the final.