Rita Ora joined the judging panel last year, mentoring the Girls category and winning the series with Louisa Johnson. Her departure follows announcements that fellow 2015 judges Nick Grimshaw and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini also won’t be returning.
After confirming the news, Rita messaged Simon Cowell himself on Twitter, promising that she would “be round for dinner soon”. We wouldn’t mind an invite too if you can squeeze one more in?
@simoncowell can't wait to work with you again… I'll be round for dinner soon. Thank you for the experience & love X
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