FKA Twigs to replace Rita Ora on The Voice?

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 22 June 2015
FKA Twigs

FKA Twigs

FKA Twigs is reportedly being lined up to replace Rita Ora on 'The Voice' as bosses believe she'll add a "cool and credible" vibe to the show

FKA Twigs is being lined up to replace Rita Ora on 'The Voice'.

Bosses of the BBC One singing competition reportedly believe the 'Two Weeks' hitmaker - whose real name is Tahliah Debrett Barnett - would add a "cool and credible" vibe to the show after it was revealed Rita has jumped ship to ITV rival 'The X Factor'.

A source told the Daily Star newspaper: "Rita may have brought glamour to 'The Voice' but she wasn't too clued up on musical knowledge.

"She didn't know who The Monkees were.

"FKA Twigs is beautiful and credible."

It is thought the 27-year-old star - who is dating 'Twilight' actor Robert Pattinson - would join existing coaches, Sir Tom Jones and Kaiser Chiefs' frontman Ricky Wilson, although no official announcement has been made as of yet.

Meanwhile, The Script's Danny O'Donoghue - who was a mentor on the first two series - has revealed he thinks Rita has made a mistake by quitting the show in favour of 'The X Factor'.

He told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "I think it's wrong for Rita to turn her back on 'The Voice' like that and go over to 'The X Factor'.

"The BBC are really fuming, although of course it's great news for Simon Cowell.

"Fair play to him. He's got a good head and he knows what he's doing."

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