Rita Ora signs up for The Voice
- Bang Showbiz
- 23 September 2014
Rita Ora has signed up to be a coach on BBC One talent show 'The Voice', replacing Kylie Minogue, who quit last year
Rita Ora has signed up to be a judge on 'The Voice'.
The 'I Will Never Let You Down' hitmaker is set to join the BBC One talent show as a mentor for the upcoming fourth series after Kylie Minogue stepped down from the role earlier this year.
Rita said of her excitement at joining returning judges will.i.am, Tom Jones and Kaiser Chiefs' Ricky Wilson: "So excited to be part of - and for my team to win - 'The Voice' this series! Let's have some fun will.i.am, Tom and Ricky!
"I'm really looking forward to the blind auditions and spinning in my big red chair. EXCITED!"
Sir Tom Jones, who has been a judge on the show since its first series, is excited to return and find new talent while also getting to know the new addition to the panel.
He said: "I'm really looking forward to coming back to 'The Voice' for season four. Not only do I get to know and work with Rita, I can once again enjoy hearing and seeing the talent that comes from just about every corner of the UK."
Tom's fellow veteran judge, will.i.am, added: "Season four of 'The Voice' is going to be amazing! (Sir) Tom Jones is our rock, Ricky is awesome and it's our pleasure to welcome the very talented Rita Ora. Rita is sweet, spicy and sassy - she's going to be a great addition to the Coaches team."
The original judging panel of the voice included Jessie J and The Script's Danny O'Donoghue, who were replaced by Ricky and Kylie last year.
Meanwhile, Emma Willis and Marvin Humes are to return as hosts when 'The Voice' kicks off in January 2015.