Rita Ora to replace Kylie Minogue as coach on 'The Voice'
Los Angeles: 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' actress Rita Ora is joining the BBC's UK version of singing competition 'The Voice' as the fourth coach on the upcoming season.
Kylie Minogue this year had filled that spot, but was widely expected not to continue on the show and quit this spring, reportedly.
Ora will join coaches Tom Jones, will.I.Am and Ricky Wilson of the Kaiser Chiefs. The coaches will all be heading to Salford in Manchester for the blind auditions next month, with the new season coming to BBC One in January.
"In less than two years, Rita Ora has shot to international stardom with four number one singles in the UK and a multi-million selling debut album," the show producers said in a statement.
"Her movie career also kicks off in 2015, with a featured role in the highly anticipated Fifty Shades of Grey," it added.
Ora said, "So excited to be part of, and for my team to win, The Voice this series! Let's have some fun, will.I.Am, Tom and Ricky! I'm really looking forward to the blind auditions ? and spinning in my big red chair. Excited!"