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Rita Ora: Cheryl Fernandez-Verscini is 'hot'

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Rita Ora: Cheryl Fernandez-Verscini is 'hot'

Rita Ora thinks Cheryl Fernandez-Versini is "hot".

The 24-year-old singer is set to join the stunning 'Parachute' hitmaker as a judge on 'The X Factor' this year and insists there is no bad blood between herself and the brunette beauty.

Rita - who will also join boss Simon Cowell and Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw on the ITV show - said of her chart rival: " That's not something I'm focused on. Anyway, I think that will be looked at differently now. You see female pop stars supporting each other more. Plus, I had only met Cheryl once before. But she is very hot and pretty."

The former 'The Voice' coach went on to reveal she was offered the role after meeting Simon at his "incredible" house at midnight.

She added she had no qualms about accepting the position as it was the 55-year-old music mogul who put her on TV for the first time when she appeared as a guest judge on the show back in 2012.

Speaking to The Sun newspaper, Rita said: "We had such busy schedules that the only chance we could meet was at midnight, so he asked me to his house where he holds a lot of his 'X Factor' meetings.

"First of all, his house is incredible. It was actually a very no-pressure vibe, it felt very natural. We didn't drink. It was very professional and straight to the point.

"Simon is the one who first put me on TV a few years ago as a guest judge so going to the 'X Factor' is like going home."