Could this be the end of X Factor 2016?
Okay, so that’s pretty dramatic, but the ITV show’s just been dealt another major blow, as another famous judge has dramatically QUIT.
Yep, Rita Ora is also hanging up her X Factor boots, and announced the shocking news this morning on Twitter.
‘I had a ball on @TheXFactor last year and will miss the team’, she wrote to confirm her departure from the show.
But she was quick to make it clear that there were no hard feelings between her and Mr Cowell, following up with another tweet that read: ‘@simoncowell can’t wait to work with you again… I’ll be round for dinner soon. Thank you for the experience & love X.’
Rita’s exit follows in the footsteps of Cheryl and Nick Grimshaw, as well as presenters Olly Murs and Caroline Flack. So that just leaves Simon, then.
It’s not much of a surprise that Ora isn’t returning for another series – despite winning with Louisa Johnson last year, the singer always openly admitted that she wasn’t sure she would be back for 2016.
When asked if she’s keen ro renew her X Factor contract back in December, Rita replied: ‘I haven’t thought about it.’
She continued: ‘I am just looking forward to my holiday now. I am going to go on a massive food spree with my parents and eat as much as I can. I love turkey.’
Well, looks like she’s made her decision now, eh?