Rita Ora definitely takes her role as X Factor judge and mentor very seriously.
The Hot Right Now singer has taken her Girls’ category under her wing, leaking the ‘love’ theme for this week’s live shows, and working hard to find the perfect songs for her remaining acts.
But that doesn’t mean that she’s not finding her new role tough.
Speaking candidly to Alan Carr on Chatty Man, which will air on 20th November, she reflects back over her time on rival talent show The Voice, comparing it to X Factor.
Rita points out: ‘It is a different format to The Voice. One is a judge and one is a coach.
‘You have to be more brutal on the X Factor and you have to rely on all the live things that are going on.’
The singing sensation also opened up about what she finds the hardest about the ITV show: ‘The Six-Chair Challenge nearly killed me.’
She went on: ‘I did not like promising someone something then taking it back.’
The 24-year-old also spoke highly of the ‘brave’ contestants who put themselves through the show’s format.
Rita was then quizzed on whether she would ever consider heading back to the BBC and resuming her role as a mentor on The Voice. Surprisingly, the Body On Me songstress refused to rule it out.
She said: ‘Let’s get through this one first…. I can’t say anything but it is all about the contestants at the end of the day.’
Wow. We’re not too sure how Simon Cowell is going to feel about that.
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You can watch the full interview on tonight’s Chatty Man.