X Factor Stars Want Kye Instead Of Chris On Tour
Contestants launch Twitter campaign to get their pal on arena tour...
The contestants from this year's Christopher Maloney.
The mutiny has been gathering steam on Twitter, where James Arthur, Union J, Rylan Clark and Ella Henderson have all posted messages urging show bosses to include Kye on the tour.
Rylan tweeted: "#getkyonthexfactortour Bring my boy @Kyesones1 back!"
And Ella re-tweeted Union J's message: "#getkyeonthexfactortour wuld love @kyestones to be there. Spread the word peeps much love x"
A source told The Sun: "The other contestants have made no bones about the fact Kye was one of their best friends on the show and they would love him to tour.
"Nobody got on with Chris and after his outburst against Carolynne on Sunday, everyone is furious with him.
"They can't bear the thought of having to tour with Chris while Kye misses out."
Acts included on the live tour can earn up to £100,000 apiece, according to the paper.
But it also reports that Simon Cowell's record label is likely to offer Maloney a deal for an album of cover versions.
A source said: "Chris has shown how popular he is by winning the vote on the first seven shows.
"If Cowell doesn't give him an album deal then someone else will — and if you targeted an album of covers around Mothers' Day then it could sell."