Previous mentors Ricky Wilson, Sir Tom Jones and will.i.am will also be returning to the BBC singing competition when its fourth series hits screens in January, while Rita will be replacing Kylie Minogue, who left the show earlier this year.
Rita officially announced her spot on the panel on her Twitter page on Tuesday morning, writing:
Rita is also already feeling confident about her chances of mentoring the next winner...
The returning judges arev just as excited as Rita, with will.i.am describing her as “sweet, spicy and sassy - she’s going to be a great addition to the Coaches team.”
Ricky Wilson, who joined the show last year, echoed his fellow coach’s sentiments, adding: “I enjoyed spending last winter with 'The Voice', it's definitely fun to be part of a show with a spinning chair. I hope Rita likes it too… I'm sure the audience will love her.”
This year’s series of ‘The Voice’ was won by 18-year-old Jermain Jackman, whose cover of ‘And I’m Telling You I’m Not Going’ reached no. 39 in the UK singles chart when it was released back in April.