X Factor 2012: Tulisa backs Rita Ora to become full-time judge

Rita Ora (X Factor 2012)

X Factor 2012 star Tulisa has backed guest judge Rita Ora to become the new full time judge, replacing Kelly Rowland.

The 21-year-old joined Tulisa, Gary Barlow and Louis Walsh on the panel at auditions in London yesterday.

Rita looked stunning as she walked the red carpet outside the O2 in an all-white outfit before heading inside for the auditions.

And it seems that Rita has quickly won over the other judges, despite only having one single to her name.

“She’s great for the panel," Tulisa said today. "Despite just breaking into the commercial scene, she’s been in the industry for years and knows what she is talking about.”

Rita will be back at the O2 Arena for more auditions this morning, with former X Factor champ Leona Lewis joining the panel as a guest judge again in the evening.

[cat c="the x factor"]The X Factor UK[/cat] returns to ITV1 in the summer.

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