Rita Ora joins The Voice

Rita Ora is replacing Kylie Minogue on the UK version of The Voice.

Rita Ora is “so excited” to be joining The Voice.

The Radioactive singer has been confirmed as the newest coach on the UK version of the singing competition. The 23-year-old replaces Australian songstress Kylie Minogue, who left after one series because of her music and tour commitments.

“So excited to be part of; and for my team to win The Voice this series!! (sic)” Rita tweeted on Tuesday morning, after the BBC released an official statement confirming her place.

The star was also quick to share her joy at getting to work with the other coaches will.i.am, Sir Tom Jones and Kaiser Chiefs front man Ricky Wilson.

“Let’s have some fun iamwill,RealSirTomJones and @Rickontour!!Looking forward to the blind rounds and spinning in my big red chair. EXCITED! (sic)” she added on the social networking site.

Rita can bring a lot of knowledge and advice to the table for the contestants, having had four UK number ones in her career so far. This ties her with former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell for the female British artist with the most chart toppers.

The blonde beauty isn’t the only one thrilled with the news. Former Black Eyed Peas star will.i.am was quick to wish his new colleague well.

“Sir Tom Jones is our rock, Ricky is awesome and it’s our pleasure to welcome the very talented Rita Ora. Rita is sweet, spicy and sassy – she’s going to be a great addition to the Coaches team,” he said.

The Scream & Shout performer is returning for his fourth series, as is Tom, 74, while Ricky is taking his place in the red seat for a second time.

Previous coaches were The Script star Danny O’Donoghue and British songstress Jessie J, who both left after two series.
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Tuesday, 23. September 2014