Rita Ora loaned private jet by grateful X Factor

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 30 May 2012
Rita Ora

Rita Ora

Singer Rita Ora impressed producers on 'The X Factor' so much while appearing as a guest judge on the show they chartered her a private jet to get to a gig in Coventry

Rita Ora was flown by private jet to a Coldplay gig after working on 'The X Factor' yesterday (29.05.12).

The show's boss Simon Cowell - who is no longer on the panel of the UK show - was said to be so impressed with her performance as a guest judge on the show he chartered her a plane so she could get to her support slot in Coventry quicker than by helicopter.

A source said: "Simon and the show's producers were really impressed by Rita. She was warm and funny and gave everybody constructive criticism.

"When they asked her to stay another day, they knew it would mean she had to make a quick jaunt to the Coldplay gig. She had been planning to get a helicopter but 'X Factor' chartered her the jet as a thank you."

However, it was not all plain sailing for the 'RIP' singer - during one audition she asked identical twins if they were the same age.

The source added to the Daily Mirror newspaper: "She did get laughed at for asking identical twins if they were the same age but the audience responded really well to her."

Rita is one of a number of guest judges so far confirmed for the show; Geri Halliwell and Leona Lewis have also taken part with Nicole Scherzinger lined up for today.

Rita Ora

British pop R&B diva who has scored some huge hits with RIP and How We Do (Party).

O2 Academy Bristol

Tue 29 May

£33 / 0844 477 2000

Slessor Gardens, Dundee

Sat 28 Jul

prices vary

Stewart Park, Middlesbrough

Fri 24 Aug


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