The finalist laughs off comparisons to X Factor winner Steve

Christopher Maloney has hit back at suggestions that he’s similar to The X Factor‘s first winner Steve Brookstein.

The finalist doesn’t think he has anything in common with Steve, 44 – who saw his music career falter when he fell out with Simon Cowell.

‘You’re joking aren’t you?’ says Christopher.

‘He’s got his own thing, but I’m completely different.’

Christopher, 34, will compete against James Arthur and Jahmene Douglas on the X Factor final this weekend.

But judge Louis Walsh has hinted that Simon, 53, isn’t too interested in working with the the Liverpudlian singer.

Simon is in America working on his own show,’ Louis, 60, tells The Sun.

‘I know he loves James and Jahmene. But I don’t remember him talking about Chris.’

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Anna Duff