Sinitta wants Rihanna for X Factor

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 1 April 2014


Sinitta would love to watch "fearless" Rihanna on the 'X Factor' UK judges panel, which will feature Simon Cowell and Cheryl Cole

Sinitta would love to see "fearless" Rihanna join the UK 'X Factor' judges panel.

The 'So Macho' singer - who has appeared as a guest star during the judges' houses stage of the competition in previous years - insists the 'Diamonds' hitmaker has everything it takes to be a good mentor to contestants on the forthcoming series of the ITV singing contest.

Talking to BANG Showbiz at the premiere of 'Noah' in London's Leicester Square on Monday (31.03.14), she said: "I'm gonna to Rihanna. I think she's current, she's relevant, fearless. I think she really knows what she likes and what she doesn't like and she would bring that out in the contestants. I think she'd be fun to watch."

Simon has reportedly been trying to hire Rihanna to join the show - alongside confirmed judge Cheryl Cole - because she draws lots of media attention and he's desperate to make the programme more popular than BBC One rival 'Strictly Come Dancing'.

A source previously said: "Simon and Cheryl have two months to find someone to sit in that chair and they want to get the right person.

"This year is an important one for 'The X Factor'. Simon can't be complacent and has to come back with a real A-Team.

"Rihanna would be a shock selection because she is not an obvious choice for a family show - but that's what he wants."


Sassy pop and R&B packed with attitude from the multi-award-winning Barbadian singer actress, who has topped the UK charts again and again with hits including 'Umbrella', 'Only Girl (In The World)', 'We Found Love' and 'Diamonds.'

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