New X Factor 2015 judge Rita Ora SLAMS critics

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Rita Ora has hit back at critics over her appointment as a judge on The X Factor 2015.

The former coach on The Voice UK has joined the ITV series although not everyone has been convinced by her new role.

Those who have spoken out against Rita include former X Factor winner Sam Bailey who said previously: "I don't get the new line up.

"Rita Ora's a great singer, but would I have wanted some new star who's been to stage school telling me what to do?"

She also remarked: "Rita Ora has only been in the business a few years but I’ve been in it for 20 years.

However new judge Rita told Glamour magazine (via CarterMatt) this month: “It’s not about thinking, 'Oh my God, I want to be on TV every Saturday night!' I’m a musician, I’ve built this bond with my team, with the music industry.

"I’ve worked hard to be involved with everything you see my name associated with.

"It doesn’t happen overnight, and I feel I have as much right to be on that panel as everyone does.”


Rita will take her spot on The X Factor this year alongside fellow newbie Nick Grimshaw together with Simon Cowell and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini.

No start date for The X Factor 2015 has been revealed yet but the show is expected to be back on air by the end of this month.

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