It's not just Liverpudlians who are backing Christopher

It’s been revealed that X Factor viewers from all over the UK have been voting for Scouse finalist Christopher Maloney.

It was thought that Christopher, 34, has been so successful in the competition because fellow Liverpudlians have been picking up their phones – but it seems they’re not the only ones.

‘It’s like nothing we’ve ever seen,’ says a source.

‘When Irish singer Mary Byrne was on the show, the Irish vote was keeping her in. But with Christopher everyone is voting for him.’

Christopher will go up against James Arthur and Jahmene Douglas on the final of The X Factor this weekend.

Bookies William Hill have slashed the former cruise ship singer’s odds from 4/1 to 10/3, although James, 24, and Jahmene, 21, are still the favourites to take the top spot.

‘It’s not the end of the world if he wins because it will be what the public wants,’ the insider tells The Sun.

‘We’re sure James will get a deal and keep the show’s credibility intact.’

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Anna Duff