Brian Friedman thinks X Factor 'needs something fresh'


Hofit Golan and Brian Friedman

X Factor's creative director Brian Friedman says there could be some changes to this year's show.

Last year's series had some of the lowest ratings since the show began nine years ago.

The panel was made up of Louis Walsh, Nicole Scherzinger, Tulisa Contostavlos and Gary Barlow but there have been rumours that line-up could change.

"It seems like there is always something new plugged into the show," said the choreographer.

"Whether that is the way they do auditions or how many contestants they put on. There's a little bit of a shake-up every year.

"It needs to be fresh all the time. If it means changing the judges then so be it. I just hope he doesn't change me."

In February, an X Factor spokesperson said: "No formal decisions have been made about the panel for this year's series of the X Factor as yet."

However, Simon Cowell has promised to change some parts of the next X Factor series.

Last year's show was won by James Arthur, whose single Impossible went on to sell more than a million copies.

This year's X Factor will be the 10th series since it started in 2004 and will be aired later this year.

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