The dance choreographer reveals who he thinks will be the last three acts standing in this year’s X Factor competition.

Brian, who’s official role is Creative Director on The X Factor, has tipped One Direction, Matt Cardle and Cher Lloyd to make it all the way to the final.

Speaking to Closer magazine, Brian also said he thinks Cheryl made the right decision not to put Gamu through. “I said to Cheryl at the time, ,I love Gamu, how come she didn’t make it?’ and she gave me all the same reasons you saw on the show. You have to remember what the judges are looking for – Gamu didn’t make it because some of the other girls were more marketable.

“Look at who Cheryl chose – Rebecca Ferguson, Katie Waissell and Cher Lloyd. We haven’t heard a voice like Rebecca’s in a long time, it’s really special.”

But despite touting Cher as one of this year’s finalists, Brian does have a soft spot for Katie. “I’ve backed her from the beginning. She’s undeniably a star – she’s got a really unique look and ability. It makes sense to have her and she’s been one of my favourites since the word go.”