Rita Ora To Appear As FIFTH X Factor Judge?
Pop star reportedly in the frame to mentor a group of 'wildcard' acts...
The Sun claims that the Hot Right Now star, 23, is being lined up as a FIFTH judge - in addition to Simon Cowell, Cheryl Cole, Louis Walsh and Mel B.
The paper reports that Rita could mentor a group of "wildcard" acts, which would form a new category alongside the other four groupings in the ITV talent show.
Mary J Blige is also mentioned by the tabloid as a possible candidate for the role.
Producers apparently like the prospect of having five judges, because it would end the frequent 'deadlock' votes - which often end in controversy.
But a rep for the show was tight-lipped when approached by the paper, saying: "No decisions have been made regarding the live shows at this stage."
Auditions for this year's show have been going for a few weeks now.