X Factor judges Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Rita Ora are new BFFs

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New X Factor judge Rita Ora says she has become BFFs with Cheryl Fernandez-Versini.

The pair have hit it off on the panel since filming for auditions kicked off last month.

Speaking to Free Radio's Adam Wilbourn about her experience on the show so far, former coach on The Voice UK Rita said: "Being on a panel with another female is amazing, especially with Cheryl being such a girls girl, me and her really kicked it off straight away.

"I'm really happy that I just get to have a laugh with someone that gets it."

And it's not just Cheryl that Rita is loving, continuing: "Obviously I have a good dear friend of mine already on there [Nick].

"And then Simon is just the overlooker! It's amazing to have four different personalities all over the place!"

Meanwhile a show insider told Heat magazine this week that Simon and Nick have also hit it off, forming a bit of a bromance.

"Simon thinks Grimmy defines the new sense of fun," the source said. "He's like The X Factor's David Walliams figure - he can do or say anything, and he's been a blast at the auditions."

They added: “The judges click and are more at ease. They're all having fun, with more banter.

“Simon calls Rita and Cheryl 'Squiddly and Diddly' and he tried to distract Cheryl at the auditions by making weird animal noises.”

The X Factor will be back on our screens later this month.

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