X Factor’s Mahoney set upon on night out

Shelley Marsden

Former X Factor finalist Christoher Mahoney was forced to flee for safety during a night out in Bootle, Liverpool.

The singer – who came third in the 2012 series of the show – said he was cut by flying glass from his car window as he left the family party with relatives including his four-year-old nephew.

“I was scared for my life and so worried about my nephew,” he said. “He was crying and there were shards of glass on his legs. We all screamed.”

Chris explained that they had been recognised in the street outside the party by the gang, who began taunting him.

“I heard one shout, ‘You’re that guy off X Factor.’ Then they all started,” he told the Sunday Mirror

“Someone said, ‘Simon Cowell’s a d***head.’ Another guy, who’d spilt something on his jeans said, ‘Simon’s made me p*** myself.’ Then they called my nan, who’s 77, a slag and a slut. Luckily she wasn’t with me.”

The Liverpudlian singer, 35, has been targeted in the past after his appearance on the show, and says he no longers goes out unaccompanied at night, or uses public transport after receiving death threats and abuse on Twitter.

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