Rita Ora has been confirmed as a judge for The Voice Australia 2021.
The announcement comes after The I Will Never Let You Down singer was forced to apologise for breaking tier two lockdown rules by hosting a birthday party at a London restaurant.
She later apologised again when it came to light that she should have been quarantining when she threw her dinner party in Notting Hill, as she had returned from a trip to Egypt just days prior.
Rita will join country singer Keith Urban on the judging panel for the upcoming series as well as former Australian Idol winners Jessica Mauboy and Guy Sebastian.
Guy will be making a return to the show, while Rita and the other coaches will replace Kelly Rowland, Boy George and Delta Goodrum.
Taking to its official Twitter account to announce the exciting news, The Voice Australia tweeted: ‘Australia! Meet your four superstar Coaches: @KeithUrba, @RitaOra, GuySebastian and @JessicaMauboy.
‘See you in 2021.’
Speaking about becoming a coach, Rita, who has been a coach in the UK series of The Voice began: ‘I love The Voice and I absolutely adore Australia so this is a match made in heaven.’
‘Having been a coach on the UK series, I know just how powerful it can be in making dreams come true. I can’t wait to find Australia’s next superstar,’ she added to The Sun.
Earlier this week it was also reported that Rita has left the UK to head to Bulgaria to carry out work on her new music video.
Sources claim the star is planning on heading on holiday after the shoot, instead of returning to London, in the hope of keeping a low profile.
‘Rita has beaten herself up about her mistakes but has thrown herself back into work to take her mind off things,’ an insider The Sun.
‘She spent most of this year working on her music and is now hoping to return with new tracks in early 2021, with the video to one single being filmed at the moment in Bulgaria.’
They added: ‘[Rita] doesn’t want to be in London right now, so has booked a relaxing holiday over Christmas and New Year in the hope she can start afresh in January.’
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