The X Factor 2016: Brian Friedman wants to return as creative director

I'm A Celebrity star hopes to be back alongside Dermot O'Leary

BRIAN FRIEDMAN

Former The X Factor choreographer Brian Friedman has revealed that he's up for returning to the ITV show now Dermot O'Leary is back as its presenter.

Brian became the show's creative director in 2007, helping shape the look and feel of live show performances, but left after four series in 2010.

He returned in 2012 and 2014, but left again last year so he could become a contestant on I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!.

Now, following the announcement that Dermot is taking over from Caroline Flack and Olly Murs as The X Factor's presenter, Brian - who was the third celeb to be eliminated from the jungle reality show - says he's interested in another comeback.

"I’m not sure if I’m going back yet but I hope so now that I know that a lot of the old team is there," he said at the LA premiere of dance movie High Strung this week.

"I feel like with Dermot back on board, and the room auditions being back in, the show can really get back to where it was in the fun years."

Brian has also worked on the American version of the X Factor, and briefly replaced Louis Walsh as a judge on the fourth UK series until he was brought back.

Today bosses gave us a first look at a new advert starring Dermot and former contestant Wagner, which will promote auditions for the upcoming thirteenth run.

Dates and locations for the open try-outs were announced earlier this week, while hopefuls can still audition online at the X Factor website.

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