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Rita Ora 'worked hard' for X Factor role

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Rita Ora 'worked hard' for X Factor role

Rita Ora "worked hard" to become an 'X Factor' judge.

The 24-year-old singer has insisted she has "as much right" to be on the ITV talent show panel as any of the other judges - Simon Cowell, Nick Grimshaw and Cheryl Fernandez -Versini, and claimed she isn't doing the job just to boost her music career.

Rita said: "It's not about thinking, "Oh my God, I want to be on TV every Saturday night!" I'm a musician, I've built this bond with my team, with the music industry.

"I've worked hard to be involved with everything you see my name associated with. It doesn't happen overnight, and I feel I have as much right to be on that panel as everyone does."

The former 'The Voice UK' coach went on explain how her new job came about, revealing she accepted Simon's offer as she "really liked his vision".

Rita told Glamour magazine: "Simon and I planned to meet and just chat. There wasn't any pressure. We could only meet around midnight 'cause we were so busy. So we met at his place in west London.

"We spoke about the changes in the show, about his goals and aims, and I started to agree with the changes that were gonna happen. We had a two-hour conversation and I really liked his vision."