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Christopher Maloney will reportedly not take part in tonight's live X Factor grand final. The eliminated contestant was set to appear as part of a group performance with his fellow finalists, but is said to have travelled back home to Liverpool, according to Mirror Deputy TV Editor Mark Jefferies. Maloney was allegedly late for rehearsals, while others smelt alcohol on his breath, according to Jefferies. Jefferies tweeted: "X Factor's @ChrisMaloney77 has been kicked out of tonight's group song. He was late for rehearsals and "smelt of alcohol". "X Factor say it was @ChrisMaloney77 decision to leave, but my understanding is he was "not in the right state" to perform." (more) »


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