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.
Schamazeballs. What a weekend. Maloney went walkies, a brilliant winner and Rihanna took the roof off the place
James Arthur has won the ninth series of The X Factor after seeing off Jahmene Douglas in the final.
Finalist Christopher Maloney has been voted out of the X Factor tonight ending his dream of winning the competition.
X Factor finalist Christopher Maloney is vying for victory in the competition by singing a Take That tune with his mentor Gary Barlow.