Carolynne Poole: 'Chris Maloney Called Me A C***'
The X Factor contestant accuses former rival of four-letter insult...
Christopher Maloney called her a "c**t" on the show's set at the weekend.
The singer, who was the first contestant to be voted off in the live shows this year, has accused the Liverpudlian of launching the foul-mouthed outburst because she hadn't said hello to him in rehearsal for Sunday evening's group performance.
She told The Sun: "After ten weeks the mask came off, it was like he couldn't keep it up any more.
"He came in and basically, because I didn’t say hi and kiss his a***, he called me a c***. Everyone heard it, even Jahmene, who was upset.
"I said to him, 'Did you just call me a c***?'. He denied it but I heard him.
"We were rehearsing the group song and he wouldn't even stand next to me. He came over and looked me up and down and said, 'You need to do something with that.'"
It was reported yesterday that 34-year-old Maloney was claimed to have arrived late for rehearsals and that he had been drinking.
And Poole also claims that he was rude to members of staff on the show.
"When you get onto X Factor you go into this bubble where everything is done for you," she explained. "There are people that sort everything for you, get whatever you need, basically wipe your a**e for you.
"These people work so bloody hard to make sure you're OK and you can't treat them like this. He was always like, 'Do this, do that, get me this'. It's just not how you treat people."
But Maloney has dismissed her claims, saying she was just trying to get in the headlines.