Tom Jones: Rita Ora 'coming across' well

Tom Jones has revealed he thinks new 'The Voice' judge Rita Ora has been "coming across" well during filming for the new series

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Sir Tom Jones

Sir Tom Jones

Rita Ora's personality is "coming across" well on 'The Voice', according to Sir Tom Jones.

The 74-year-old star has revealed his new colleague has been a hit during filming for the upcoming series of the BBC One talent show after replacing Kylie Minogue on the judging panel.

Speaking at the BBC Music Awards at London's Earls Court last night (12.12.14), he said: "Rita is great, she's fresh and she's what's happening now. She fills that seat very well because I think that's the hardest seat, for a female to fill, because there are three fellas there and one girl, so she's filling it really, really great.

"Her personality is coming across. Jessie J's personality came across, Kylie Minogue's personality came across and now Rita's is coming across, so it's different because they're three different people."

The 'Delilah' hitmaker also confessed it was a no-brainer for him to return to the show for a fourth year, despite the departure of mentors including Kylie, Jessie and The Script's Danny O'Donoghue in the past.

He explained: "It feels very natural for me to do it again, it's my fourth time now and Will [will.i.am] as well, second for [Kaiser Chiefs'] Ricky [Wilson] and brand new for Rita, so it feels very natural. The more I do it the more natural it feels."

Sir Tom also revealed Rita and will.i.am have been getting on like a house on fire.

He added: "I think she talks mostly to Will because they talk a lot about music. They've worked together you see, so they have a working relationship as well."

Tom Jones

Big show from the perma-tanned Welsh lothario. Expect all the hits from 'Green, Green Grass of Home' to 'What's New Pussycat'.

Rita Ora

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

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