The new judge recently completed work on the show’s first auditions stages, and bootcamp rounds, and now she’s swapped Blighty for The White Isle.
The star has been spotted kicking back with pals on a luxury yacht, making the most of the sunshine before returning to her gruelling schedule.
It’s not just ‘X Factor’ that has been keeping Rita busy, as she was recently revealed as the cover star for September’s Glamour magazine.
In between the talent show’s auditions, she also squeezed in time to attend Paris Fashion Week, and played a part in Chanel’s amazing, casino-themed show.
Rita will reunite with her fellow judges Simon Cowell, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Nick Grimshaw in early September for the Six Chair Challenge round of the ‘X Factor’ (and no, we have no idea why they didn’t ditch the bizarre format either).