Chris Maloney considers quitting X Factor after producer blasts him with foul mouthed rant over continued lateness
12:19 GMT, 13 November 2012
Christopher Maloney has become public enemy number one on the X Factor after turning up late yet again to rehearsals.
The Scouser was on the receiving end of a foul mouthed rant from an under pressure show boss who called his behaviour 'f*****g unacceptable'.
Chris, 34, was hauled to one side and screamed at by executive producer Mark Sidaway who, according to reports, lost the plot as he erupted.
The bad guy: Chris Maloney, pictured on Sunday, was shouted at by X Factor producer mark Sidaway for being late to rehearsal
The aggressive conflict comes days after rumours spread that Maloney has become a figure of hate on the show because he is still in the programme.
Onlookers said that Maloney was close to tears after the telling off and considered quitting the show because of the ongoing battles he faces.
A source told the Daily Mirror: 'This rant from Mark Sidaway was totally unfair.
'Chris walked in a few minutes late and he was swearing and being aggressive.'
Hate figure: Chris, pictured with X Factor judge Louis Walsh, considered quitting the show after he was banned from seeing his family
The embarrassing dressing down wasn't the only thing that pushed Chris to the edge as he was also banned from seeing his family and friends before Sunday's show.
The source added: 'It hurt him and made him consider if he should carry on. Others are late and nothing is said.'
According to The Sun, this is the fourth time that Chris has been late for rehearsals and his poor time keeping delayed fellow contestants by over an hour.
'Chris is one of the most disliked contestants backstage because of the way he treats the production crew and other performers,' a source told the newspaper.
Drama queen: Maloney, pictured with Jahmene Douglas, left, and James Arthur, has been defended by some of the other contestants
Maloney was booed last week but ousted group District 3 have jumped to his defence and said what a great guy he is.
Band member Micky Parsons told Digital Spy: 'I don't like it when people boo. It's really rude in a sense. It's not very nice.
'To be on that stage is so scary as it is and then to be booed, it's horrible.'
He added: 'It's not a nice feeling. We got booed once when we were in the bottom two and it's just a really horrible feeling to feel like you're not wanted there, and for him to go through that every week – I can't imagine.'
VIDEO: Christopher's latest performance (I'm Still Standing) was met with a chorus of boos