Brian Friedman: 'Shazza Will Be Back On The X Factor'
Choreographer is convinced former judge will be making a return...
Speaking to Digital Spy, Friedman said he was confident that the 60-year-old reality TV star would be returning to the UK to fill a seat on the judging panel.
He said: "It's funny, I was watching TV here in America and I'm used to having her on America's Got Talent.
"It leads me to believe that she's got to be back in the UK.
"I could definitely see it happening and who better to come back? She knows the show so well, she helped launch it, she was part of the original. So if there's a back to basics [approach], she's definitely the person to bring back."
And on the subject of the rumoured changes to the show, he insisted that the austerity measures should not impact on the production values for the performances in the live shows.
"It's Saturday night, everyone wants to see a spectacle."
Friedman also confessed that he had taken a while to warm up to last year's "novelty" act Rylan Clark.
"When I first watched his auditions I didn't like him. I thought that he was just a lot to handle.
"When I got to London and had cut off the blonde hair I just fell in love with his personality."