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Rita Ora signs up to replace Kylie Minogue on The Voice

By Anthony Barnes

Chart-topping singer Rita Ora has been signed up to replace Kylie Minogue as a coach on BBC1 series The Voice.

The Hot Right Now singer, who has had a brief guest stint as a judge on the X Factor panel, joins returning Kaiser Chiefs frontman Ricky Wilson and regulars Will.i.am and Sir Tom Jones.

She will begin filming for her new role in the spinning red chairs at blind auditions next month and will be seen on TV when the fourth series begins in January.

Ora (23) said: "So excited to be part of, and for my team to win, The Voice this series. Let's have some fun, Will.i.am, Tom and Ricky.

"I'm really looking forward to the blind auditions – and spinning in my big red chair. Excited."

Ora, currently in the charts thanks to her collaboration with Iggy Azalea on Black Widow, will also be seen making her movie debut while The Voice is being aired with the release of Fifty Shades Of Grey in February.

Sir Tom, who is returning for a fourth series, said: "Not only do I get to know and work with Rita, I can once again enjoy hearing and seeing the talent that comes from just about every corner of the UK."

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