Rita Ora: Never say never to US X Factor judging role

30/09/13

Rita Ora

Rita Ora said she has not ruled out a full-time role on The X Factor USA judging panel.

Recent rumours in the newspapers suggested Simon Cowell had asked her to join the TV talent show permanently.

"I love Simon. I linked up with him in Los Angeles and we had a really good chat. He's a great inspiration."

"As for now I have a whole second album to record so we're going to have to see how that pans out but I'm not saying never," the singer added.

Last year Rita sat in on the panel in the early stages of the UK version competition.

Rita Ora

Speaking at Unity: a concert for Stephen Lawrence, the 22-year-old described her plans for the release of her new material.

"The single drops this year. I'm not telling you what it's called yet but I can tell you that we're this close to it being done and there are some amazing surprises."

Her follow-up to the debut album, Ora, is due out in 2014.

"It's such a great album, it feels great. It's a feel-good track."

She has also been confirmed as Nick Grimshaw's co-host at the Radio 1 Teen Awards on 3 November.

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