Rita Ora: I'll always flirt on TV
Rita Ora likes to flirt with X Factor contestants as it makes them uncomfortable.
The Poison singer was announced as a judge on the TV show alongside Simon Cowell, Nick Grimshaw and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini earlier this year. The auditions have already begun with Rita in seduction mode, and she insists it’s something the contestants are going to have to get used to.
“Even when I am at home I really play on the flirty thing. I do it because it makes them feel uncomfortable,” she confessed to British newspaper The Sun. “If you can handle me flirting, you can handle being on The X Factor.”
Some wannabe singers have taken the 24-year-old’s cheeky manner in their stride, with one contestant even getting her up to dance during his audition. Rita didn’t mind taking part, as long as he didn’t get too fresh.
“That was hilarious. He didn’t touch, if he had it would have been something different. I was happy to get up,” she recalled.
Rita previously acted as a coach on BBC One talent show The Voice and famously flirted with fireman Stevie McCrorie, who went on to win the show.
But despite confessing she enjoys being coquettish, Rita recently questioned why she had gained a reputation as a man-eater.
“I don’t understand why [people] all have to give me this title. It’s not true. I’m actually a very pure, innocent soul. Shall I say thanks?" she previously asked the publication. “I think sometimes, when you have a woman that has a motive and is career-driven, it becomes intimidating.”
- Cover Media