The esteemed choreographer has worked with the likes of Britney Spears, Michael Jackson and Prince, as well as acting as creative director on ‘The X Factor’, having also served a (very) brief stint on the judging panel.
However, a source has told The Mirror that Brian is ready to come into the spotlight himself, and will be replaced on this year’s ‘X Factor’ by Frank Strachan and William Baker, who currently works with Kylie Minogue.
“His ‘X Factor’ role is mostly behind the scenes. Brian wants to make more of a name for himself in front of the camera.”
Brian isn’t the only former ‘X Factor’ judge linked with the new series though, with Louis Walsh - whose seat he temporarily filled in 2007 - recently dispelling rumours that he’d be taking part.
His spokesperson insisted to MailOnline: “He's not doing the show, despite the approaches from the show's bosses."
Other fresh rumours about this year’s line-up include Union J singer Josh Cuthbert, ‘Hollyoaks’ actress Gemma Oaten and former ‘The Hills’ baddies, Heidi and Spencer Pratt.
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