Simon Cowell has reportedly asked choreographer Brian Friedman to return to The X Factor.
The show boss was apparently unimpressed with the routines on last year’s series – which Brian didn’t work on – and The Sun reports that he has “dug out his cheque book” to get the American dancer back onto the UK programme.
A source has apparently confirmed that Brian, who has been working on the US version of the singing show, will be jetting back to the UK for the live shows.
The insider said: “America is teeming with great choreographers so Simon could spare him to return to the UK. Last year’s performances were often atrocious in Simon’s eyes mainly because the choreography was all wrong.
“Brian instinctively knows what works and he was sorely missed. Simon has dug out his cheque book and given him a load of cash and said ‘fix it’.”
Meanwhile, a girl group on the show claimed that they were “set-up” by producers and asked to wear their stars ‘n’ stripes hotpants.
Mel B criticised Tae Blondo’s “Playboy mansion” outfits on Saturday’s show.
But lead singer Beth Wilson, 22, told The Sun that producers “kept asking” if they would wear their hotpants and the girls also claimed that footage of them chatting about Mel B was edited to make it look as though they were scared of her.