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X Factor producer: Chris Maloney 'went walkies'

The executive producer of The X Factor has said that Chris Maloney "went walkies" after the semi-finalist failed to appear at the final of the competition.

Maloney earlier insisted that he missed she show due to a sore throat.

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Schamazeballs. What a weekend. Maloney went walkies, a brilliant winner and Rihanna took the roof off the place

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James Arthur: I am absolutely overwhelmed

James Arthur said he was "lost for words" after winning X Factor.

I am absolutely overwhelmed to have won The X Factor. I am lost for words.

To have been be able to perform my winners single was just insane.

I love the song and am so glad that proceeds of the single will be going to such a great cause.

– James Arthur

Profits from sales of the single will go to the charity Together for Short Lives.

James Arthur second favourite to land Christmas No.1

X Factor winner James Arthur is second favourite to bag the Christmas number one single this year, according to bookmaker Ladbrokes.

Despite his triumph tonight, the bookmaker is offering odds of 3/1 while the Hillsborough Charity Single remains the favourite at 1/3.

James is quoted at just 2/1 to bag a number one single next year and it's a 4/1 chance his album follows suit.

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