Rita Ora: 'I have every right to be on the X Factor panel'
Rita Ora has defended her place on the X Factor judging panel.
The singer is a new addition to this year's series alongside BBC Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw after jumping ship from The Voice.
Speaking in a new interview with Glamour, Ora - who has released one album to date - suggested she deserves her seat because of the hard work she has put into her career.
She 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."
Ora meanwhile is expected to release her second album later this year.
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