X Factor judge Rita Ora: "Cheryl and I kicked it off straight away"

Published Thursday, Aug 13 2015, 14:55 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
New X Factor judge Rita Ora has said she "kicked it off" with Cheryl Fernandez-Versini "straight away".

Rita joins the judging panel with fellow newbie Nick Grimshaw this year, sitting alongside Cheryl and head judge Simon Cowell.

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Rita Ora - 'The X Factor' London auditions at the SSE Arena Wembley - 19 July 2015.07/19/2015

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Speaking to Free Radio's Adam Wilbourn, Rita said: "Being on a panel with another female is amazing, especially with Cheryl being such a girls girl, me and her really kicked it off straight away. I'm really happy that I just get to have a laugh with someone that gets it."

In fact, Rita thinks the panel this year is perfect.

"Obviously I have a good dear friend of mine already on there [Nick]," she continued. "And then Simon is just the overlooker! It's amazing to have four different personalities all over the place!"

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, Simon Cowell, Rita Ora and Nick Grimshaw take a selfie, X Factor auditions, Wembley
16 July

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The trailer for the new X Factor series was unveiled at the beginning of this month, showing Caroline Flack and Olly Murs in a lab while carrying out tests on the judges.

The very end of the trailer shows former judge Louis Walsh reappear as a cleaner.

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Watch the X Factor trailer below: