Simon Cowell denies Rita Ora is joining The X Factor

Posted on Apr 10 2014 - 7:41am by Anne Smith

Simon Cowell has denied that Rita Ora is joining the new season of The X Factor alongside confirmed comeback queen Cheryl Cole.

The talent show returns for its eleventh cycle this year, with Cowell and Cole so far the only judges to have been confirmed.


Ora was rumoured earlier this year, but the mogul has now ruled her out.

“In terms of the rumours, Rita Ora, no, Rihanna we never spoke to,” he told Digital Spy.

“Louis [Walsh] I would like to come back, but it’s a decision I’ve got to make with the producers and ITV, so we’ll see what happens.”

Nicole Scherzinger, Gary Barlow and Sharon Osbourne have all bowed out.

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