Rita Ora quits X Factor

Rita Ora has quit the X Factor.

Rita, who was poached from The Voice to join The X Factor judging panel, has sensationally quit after just one season.

According to The Sun, the 25-year-old singer has quit, leaving Simon Cowell as the only remaining judge from last year’s series.


Nick Grimshaw, Rita Ora, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Simon Cowel


Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Nick Grimshaw, who made up the four-piece panel, also called time on the show earlier this year.

According to the newspaper’s Dan Wootton, a source confirmed her departure from The X Factor on Monday, while adding that Simon is upset by her leaving.

“Losing Rita is a huge blow – she’s one of the biggest stars in the country and Simon wanted her to return,” said an insider.

“She was very keen to do the show but at the end of the day it didn’t work out with her other commitments around the world in music and acting.

“It means we’re going to have to go through the biggest shake-up in the history of X Factor, but maybe it will turn out for the best.”