Rita Ora Announced As The X Factor Guest Judge For London This Week

27 May 2012, 10:58 | Updated: 27 May 2012, 11:09

The 'How We Do (Party)' singer will join the ITV1 show's panel this week as a guest judge.

Rita Ora has been announced as a guest judge for The X Factor live auditions this week in London.

It was confirmed by the ITV1 talent show's official Twitter feed earlier today (27th May) that the 'R.I.P.' singer will be joining the show's panel on Monday to keep judges Gary Barlow, Tulisa Contostavlos and Louis Walsh find the right talent in the UK capital.

"NEWS: Tomorrow's Guest Judge will be… *drumroll*… *more drumroll* … *even more drumroll*…. *CYMBOL CRASH*… @RITAORA!" The X Factor tweeted this morning. "Or-some news! We can officially reveal that Brit babe and RIP singer Rita Ora will be guest judging tomorrow in London. #GuestJudgesRule."

Former Spice Girls star Geri Halliwell and The X Factor 2006 winner Leona Lewis have already had guest stints on the current series, while The X Factor bosses continue to find a permanent judge to replace 2011 panelist Kelly Rowland. 

The 21 year-old singer-songwriter emerged onto the music scene earlier this year when she featured on DJ Fresh's huge hit 'Hot Right Now', and scored her first number one on the Vodafone Big Top 40 this month with her debut solo single 'R.I.P.'.

Rita Ora has also been confirmed to have joined the Capital FM Summertime Ball 2012 line-up alongside fellow new additions Conor Maynard, Lawson and Cover Drive.