Rita Ora gets 'agitated' with Simon Cowell

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 26 October 2015
Rita Ora

Rita Ora

Rita Ora has admitted Simon Cowell's comments on 'The X Factor' infuriate her at times

Rita Ora gets "agitated" with Simon Cowell on 'The X Factor.'

The 24-year-old singer is a mentor and judge alongside the music mogul, 56, on this year's show but she has admitted his comments and decisions infuriate her sometimes and she really struggles to bite her tongue at times.

She explained: "He's been really supportive actually. But he's Simon Cowell - he can come across as harsh or rude. There's obviously something right about him, since he's been doing this for 12 seasons.

"I value his opinions, though sometimes when he translates those opinions on the TV screen, I get a bit ... agitated."

The 'Body on Me' hitmaker - who was a guest judge on the show in the ninth series - was a coach on the BBC's 'The Voice' earlier this year, before she jumped ship to ITV's 'The X Factor' two months ago to judge and nurture a category alongside Simon, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Nick Grimshaw, but she believes her approach is the same.

She explained to the Independent magazine: "I've never changed my approach on either show.

"My approach has always been to be encouraging and make constructive criticism. That's how I am. I'd hate for someone to feel uncomfortable around me."

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