Simon Cowell is reportedly relieved Christopher Maloney has been voted off the X Factor.
The music mogul was allegedly concerned about having to give Christopher a recording contract and is said to prefer the other two finalists, Jahmene Douglas and James Arthur.
A source told the Sunday People: "Simon is overjoyed. He was really worried that Chris was going to reach the final and even win so he has breathed a huge sigh of relief.
"He was beside himself with worry as he knew he had so little control over it."
Simon was allegedly worried former cruise ship singler Christopher winning the show would spell the end for the talent contest.
This alleged relief comes not long after judge Louis Walsh claimed the music mogul didn't even talk about Christopher.
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