Rita Ora joins The Voice

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 22 August 2014
Rita Ora

Rita Ora

Rita Ora will replace Kylie Minogue as a coach on this year's series of the BBC singing competition 'The Voice'

Rita Ora has reportedly joined 'The Voice'.

The 'How We Do' hitmaker - who famously turned down a £1 million offer to appear on rival singing competition 'The X Factor' earlier this year - is said to have agreed a six figure sum with the BBC to replace departing coach Kylie Minogue when the contest kicks off later this year.

An insider told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "Rita is the popstar of the moment, the Beeb are delighted. They think she's going to be a ratings hit and even more popular than Kylie."

The 23-year-old singer - who is expected to take to the panel alongside former coaches Ricky Wilson, Tom Jones and will.i.am - is said to have snapped up the role on 'The Voice' over a judging position on the 'The X Factor' as it is less likely to interfere with her other commitments.

The source explained: "It has taken months of negotiations but Rita is happy and thinks the show is a much better fit for her than The X Factor.

"She'll still be able to get on with her music and it won't take over her life half as much as The X Factor."

However, the show is yet to confirm the news.

A spokesperson for Wall to Wall, the production firm behind 'The Voice', said: "It is too early to confirm speculation. An announcement will be made in due course."

Rita Ora

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

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