Rita Ora Joins The Voice Judging Panel

23/09/2014 15:15 | Updated 20 May 2015

Rita Ora will follow in Jessie J and Kylie Minogue's footsteps when she joins judges Tom Jones, and Ricky Wilson on the fourth series of The Voice.

The BBC confirmed the news on Tuesday and the 23-year-old singer was quick to celebrate her new job on Instagram and Twitter.

She posted the picture above with the caption, "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!! Looking forward to the blind rounds – and spinning in my big red chair. EXCITED!!!!"

Rita also tweeted: was equally happy about Rita joining the line-up.

"Sir Tom Jones is our rock, Ricky is awesome and it's our pleasure to welcome the very talented Rita Ora," he told the BBC. "Rita is sweet, spicy and sassy - she's going to be a great addition to the coaches team."

In August, the Daily Mirror reported Rita took on The Voice role after she turned down Simon Cowell's X Factor offer.

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"It has taken months of negotiations but Rita is happy and thinks the show is a much better fit for her than the X Factor," the source told the newspaper.

"She'll still be able to get on with her music and it won't take over her life as much as the X Factor."

Can't wait to see Rita on the new series? The Voice will launch in January 2015.

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