Ricky Wilson: Flirting with Rita Ora is for show
- Bang Showbiz
- 24 October 2014
Ricky Wilson insists his flirting with fellow 'The Voice' coach, Rita Ora, is just for the show
Ricky Wilson flirts with Rita Ora on 'The Voice' for show.
The Kaiser Chiefs frontman - who is to be joined on the panel of the BBC talent show by the 'How We Do' hitmaker for the first time in the upcoming series - insists there is no romance between the pair and that any on-screen chemistry is simply for the cameras.
He told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "It's television, it would be really boring if there wasn't any of that."
However, the 36-year-old singer admitted he is fond of the blonde beauty, 23, who has impressed him with her sense of humour and confidence.
He explained: "Rita is great. It's all about team Rita this year. It's great sitting next to her. Well, there's someone between us but I'm near her. She makes me laugh.
"She's so driven for 23, to have achieved all that. And so confident, I wish I was like that at 23."
Rumours that sparks were flying between the pair first emerged earlier this month after an audience member present during filming reported that Ricky had "hit it off" with the 'I Will Never Let You Down' hitmaker.
They said: "They had a chat in between takes where they were holding on to each other's arms, too. They've clearly hit it off."
Rita - who split from her DJ beau Calvin Harris earlier this year - is now thought to be dating Tommy Hilfiger's son Richard, while Ricky has been in a relationship with TV producer Lesley Williams for five years.
Sir Tom Jones and will.i.am will also return to 'The Voice' when it kicks off next year.