Cowell: Oust The Scouse

According to the Daily Mirror, Simon Cowell is doing everything possible to get Chris Maloney out. The pop impresario has been texting and calling Gary’s rival judges to encourage them to criticise the Liverpudlian whenever possible. Cowell is thought to believe that Maloney’s continued presence makes the show “dated and cheesy.â€?

The row erupted after it emerged that Chris “topped the voteâ€? for the first two weeks of the show’s live performances. The former cruise ship singer has built up a large fanbase with over 60,000 fans on Twitter.

The Daily Mirror source added that Cowell “wants Chris out, and the fact that his mentor is Gary Barlow makes him even more desperate to get him kicked off.â€?
If Barlow, who has already lost two of his acts, is left with no one half-way through the competition that “would make things even sweeter for Cowell because they are at warâ€? he concluded.