Style & ShowbizShowbiz

Stacey Solomon's dream X Factor mentor

ShowbizBy Sunday World
Stacey Solomon's dream X Factor mentor

Stacey Solomon would love to have been mentored by Rita Ora on 'The X Factor'.

The 25-year-old singer - who came third on the sixth series of the ITV talent competition - has admitted it would have been amazing being looked after by the "best female artist in the UK".

Of the show's new judges - Nick Grimshaw and Rita - she exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "I think it's great you've got a leader in radio and then what I think is the best female artist in the UK at the moment. She's an amazing singer and songwriter and I just think - what an amazing line up.

"Yes! If I could choose any of them [to mentor me], it'd be Rita - I love her."

However, the 'I Walk The Line' singer has insisted she wouldn't have chosen anyone else other than Danni Minogue to mentor her when she was on the show.

She added: "Danni was the best mentor ever. She was literally by our side the whole time, always making sure we were OK, always checking in with us. She came to see me on my birthday and made me a cake. The best mentor ever."

And Stacey is looking forward to catching fellow 'X Factor' contestant Olly Murs presenting the show alongside Caroline Flack.

She shared: "I think he's amazing at everything he puts his mind to. He truly deserves everything that has happened. I'd love to present. That'd be amazing."

Stacey Solomon is working with pet charity Blue Cross to launch an appeal to rehome one pet an hour before the end of 2015. Go to to find out more about how Blue Cross is helping to change the story for sick, injured and homeless pets.