17/11/2012 12:08 GMT | Updated 17/11/2012 12:09 GMT

X Factor's Rylan Clark And Chris Maloney Wage Battle Of The Divas

With Ella Henderson as the only girl still in this series of The X Factor, Chris Maloney and Rylan Clark have stepped forward as the show's biggest divas.

The pair have apparently been bickering and arguing backstage, and they now reportedly refuse to be in the same room as each other.

An insider from the programme told The Mirror that Chris has been annoying Rylan a lot recently, and their fighting came to a head last week in a huge row.

The source said: "A lot was said and a few choice words bandied around. They don't want to be anywhere near each other and are refusing to share the contestants' communal dressing room."

The arguing has been creating problems for the production crew on the show, who are struggling to find ways of accommodating both of the performers ahead of this weekend's episodes.

As well as fighting with Rylan, Chris is also said to be unhappy with his mentor Gary Barlow, as he claims the Take That star has been too busy working on his solo tour to provide him with much-needed help and advice.