Rita set for The Voice come­back

Midweek Sport - - NEWS -

DUMPED judge Rita Ora has found the per­fect way to get re­venge on the show’s boss Si­mon Cow­ell – by re-join­ing

Rita was on the judg­ing panel along­side Si­mon, Nick Grimshaw and Ch­eryl Fer­nan­dez-Versini on the last se­ries of the ITV singing show, but the

singer wasn’t in­vited back for a sec­ond stint.

And now in­sid­ers have re­vealed that the 25-year-old chart top­per could be set to re­turn to her orig­i­nal role as a men­tor on which was re­cently snapped up by ITV.

A source said: “Rita caught Si­mon’s eye in 2015 be­cause of how well she did as a men­tor on

“But some­thing just didn’t seem to click on

“The team be­hind were gutted when she left the show for its ri­val last year.

“But Rita is hot prop­erty right now – both here and in the States – so they would have her back in a heart­beat.

“And Si­mon knows if Rita turns out to be their se­cret weapon, he will only have him­self to blame for let­ting her go and ba­si­cally hand­ing her over to them on a sil­ver plat­ter.”

Rita was a coach on the fourth se­ries of the BBC1 tal­ent show, which sees hope­fuls per­form ‘blindly’ for the judges who pick their favourites based on their voices alone.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.