Rita Ora snubbed X Factor to save music career
- Bang Showbiz
- 30 March 2014
Pop star Rita Ora has revealed she snubbed a chance to sign on as a judge for 'The X Factor' because she didn't think she'd be able to balance both a role on the show and her own music career
Rita Ora snubbed 'The X Factor' because she was worried she couldn't balance it with her music career.
The singer didn't think she would be able to commit to both the show and her life as a pop star enough to either of them justice, so made the decision to reject the offer this time round.
She told Capital FM: "I would have loved to have done it. I'm such a fan of the show but if I did that, then i can't do this.
"I didn't want to do an album and do promo and go on tour and have that responsibility at the same time."
However, Rita has insisted the would be happy to explore the possibility further down the line.
She added: "I said I would love to do it when the time is right, so basically a few albums on."
It was previously reported that the star had been offered a £1 million deal to appear as a judge on the show.
A source recently said: "Rita was formally offered the 'X Factor' job and was very flattered, but turned it down.
"She is out in LA at the moment, having meetings, making contacts and working hard in the studio."