Rita Ora replaces Kylie Minogue as The Voice returns to Dock 10

Rita Ora is to replace Kylie Minogue as a judge for the fourth series of The Voice, which will start recording at Dock 10 next month.

The singer, who has had four number one singles in the UK, will join Sir Tom Jones, will.i.am and Ricky Wilson on the spinning red chairs.

Rita Ora will replace Kylie Minogue

Rita Ora will replace Kylie Minogue

Blind auditions will start next month at Dock 10, although the series will not be launching on BBC One until January.

Series three averaged 8.2m viewers, although the live final in April was watched by fewer than 7m.

Emma Willis and Marvin Humes will be returning as show hosts.

Ora said: “So excited to be part of – and for my team to win – The Voice this series! Let’s have some fun Will, Tom and Ricky! I’m really looking forward to the blind auditions – and spinning in my big red chair. EXCITED!!!!”

Sir Tom Jones added: “I’m really looking forward to coming back to The Voice for season four. Not only do I get to know and work with Rita, I can once again enjoy hearing and seeing the talent that comes from just about every corner of the UK. I respect and admire all those who have the guts and determination to get through each challenge that the show presents, so let’s see what happens in 2015!”

The Voice is executive produced by Moira Ross at Wall to Wall Productions.

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