Rita Ora: The Voice coaches like 'a cool little family'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 10 January 2015
Rita Ora

Rita Ora

Rita Ora has described 'The Voice UK' coaches as "a cool little family," admitting she gets on well with her colleagues, Tom Jones, will.i.am and Ricky Wilson on the singing show

Rita Ora has described 'The Voice UK' coaches as "a cool little family".

The 24-year-old pop princess will make her first appearance on the singing competition this evening (10.01.15) following the departure of Kylie Minogue from the panel in 2014, and said although she found it nerve-racking when she joined the show, she gets on well with her fellow coaches, will.i.am, Ricky Wilson and Tom Jones.

She said: "I was extremely nervous, because the other coaches are experienced and I felt a bit of pressure being the only female. I wanted to be prepared, so I did my research by watching shows from the last series with Kylie. It's a cool little family we have here."

Despite her doubts about joining the BBC One programme, 39-year-old Will reassured the 'I Will Never Let You Down' hitmaker she would be good on the show, even though she has only released one album, 2012's 'Ora'.

He explained: "I'm so proud of Rita because she was really afraid of taking the job. She was like, 'What can I tell the people who audition? I've only had a couple of records out, myself'. But these guys look up to her because she's an artist and an entrepreneur."

Kaiser Chiefs frontman Ricky, 36, added he considered leaving the show after appearing on the show for one series, but decided to stay when he found out the blonde beauty would be joining the line-up.

He told the Daily Mirror's We Love TV magazine: "I wanted to know who was replacing Kylie before committing to another series, and Rita swung my decision to stay."

Rita Ora

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

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