[R]ita Ora has quit the XFACTOR the show today confirmed.
The singer turned actress was unconfirmed for this year’s panel with speculation she was to return, but today ITV and show bosses announced she won’t be returning for Season 13 of the show.
A statement confirmed: “Rita brought a great energy to the show last year and did a brilliant job mentoring the girls’ category, leading Louisa to victory.”
The statement then went on to wish her luck, as her schedule would have conflicted with the show.
Nick was first to quit the show, followed by Cheryl, now Rita, the only last remaining judge is show boss himself, Simon.
Last year’s presenters Olly and Caroline, are also not returning, they are being replaced by Dermot.
Confirmation of new judges will be made in due course with speculation suggesting that Louis Walsh could be returning along side Sharon, and another female.
XFACTOR will start filming in the next few weeks and starts later this year on ITV.