X Factor 2016: Rita Ora 'QUITS' following Cheryl and Nick Grimshaw's exits

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Rita Ora has reportedly become the latest to QUIT The X Fctor 2016, following both Cheryl and Nick Grimshaw.

It means only Simon Cowell is set to remain on the panel from last year's show in what's looking to be another huge shake up to the series.

Nick was the first to step down from the judges' desk, shortly followed by Cheryl back in April.

Now it's been claimed that Rita has pulled out of what will be the thirteenth series in what sources claim is a "huge blow" to the show.

A source told The Sun newspaper this evening: “She was very keen to do the show but at the end of the day it didn’t work out with her other commitments around the world in music and acting.

“It means we’re going to have to go through the biggest shake-up in the history of X Factor, but maybe it will turn out for the best.”

The tabloid reports that Rita's plans for a new album as well as work on the new 50 Shades of Grey movie made appearing on The X Factor "not logistically possible".

Alongside the judges, hosts Caroline Flack and Olly Murs have also gone, with Dermot O'Leary already having been confirmed to replace them.

But as for who will takeover on the judges' desk, nothing has been announced so far.

Rumour has it that Louis Walsh, Sharon Osbourne and Nicole Scherzinger will all be back in a return to the 2013 line up, with Simon taking the place of Gary Barlow.

However both Sharon and Nicole's potential comebacks have been left up in the air recently with Nicole said to be set to appear in Cats on the West End.

And over the weekend, Sharon has faced front page stories about her marriage to Ozzy Osbourne prompting her to put X Factor talks on hold.

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The X Factor 2016 will air on ITV in the autumn.

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