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Rita Ora replaces Kylie on coaching panel for season 4 of The Voice UK | January 2015

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It has been announced that Rita Ora will join the Voice as a coach for the fourth season. Ora will be taking over the big red spinning chair that Kylie Minogue recently vacated after only a single season due to her touring commitments in the new year.

The other coaches from last year, Tom Jones, Will.i.am and Ricky Wilson, will all return though to keep Ora company. Ora tweeted about her excitement saying "So excited to be part of; and for my team to win The Voice this series!! Let's have some fun @iamwill,@RealSirTomJones and @Rickontour!!Looking forward to the blind rounds and spinning in my big red chair. EXCITED!".

23 year old Ora is currently flying high in the charts with her collaborative number along with Iggy Azalea, Black Widow, doing well. She has had number 1 hits in the past with How We Do (Party), R.I.P. and I Will Never Let You Down. The talented London girl also has wrapped filming for her first movie role in the upcoming Fifty Shades of Grey.

Fellow coach Will.i.am, hot on the heels from coaching winner Jermain Jackman in Season 3, certainly seems excited at the prospect of taking on Ora saying "Season 4 of The Voice is going to be amazing. Sir Tom Jones is our rock, Ricky is awesome and it’s our pleasure to welcome the very talented Rita Ora. Rita is sweet, spicy and sassy, she’s going to be a great addition to the coaches."

Ora has been interested in venturing into TV for a while now and not so long ago it was being rumoured that she would join the X Factor as a fifth judge as producers revamped the talent show format. It is thought that Ora refused a seven figure sum to join the X Factor, possibly with a gig on The Voice next year the deciding factor.

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