Huge new star to join The Voice!

The UK version of the popular chair-swivelling search for a singing sensation has announced today that there will be a new judge for the fourth series.

Replacing Kylie Minogue, who stepped down as judge at the end of the last series is chart-topper Rita Ora. The 23-year-old singer previously showed off her judging skills as a Guest Judge on the X Factor in 2012.

Rita will be joining, Tom Jones and Ricky Wilson to coach and judge the singing hopefuls.

Rita announced the news on Twitter this morning, posting:

“So excited to be part of; and for my team to win The Voice this series!!”

“Let's have some fun @iamwill, @RealSirTomJones and @Rickontour!!Looking forward to the blind rounds and spinning in my big red chair. EXCITED!"

The fourth series starts auditioning next month and will air in January –  we can’t wait to see what Rita brings to the team!