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Rita Ora leaves the X Factor

Rita Ora pictured arriving at the X Factor auditions last year Credit: Doug Peters / EMPICS Entertainment

Rita Ora has left the X Factor after just one season.

The 25-year-old singer joined Nick Grimshaw and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini for the popular entertainment show in 2015, having joined from The Voice UK.

Both Grimshaw and Fernandez-Versini have already confirmed they will not return as judges this year - along with presenters Caroline Flack and Olly Murs.

The Poison star mentored the 'girls' category and was the tutor to the eventual winner, Louisa Johnson.

Rita brought a great energy to the show last year and did a brilliant job mentoring the girls' category, leading Louisa to victory.

We wish her all the best with her music and film plans for the rest of the year

– X Factor spokesman

Simon Cowell is now the only remaining judge from 2015 series, and Rita had this to say to her former colleague:

Olly Murs' exit had paved the way for the return of Dermot O'Leary, who confirmed he would return to the show in March.

Earlier this year the 42-year-old said: "I'm very flattered to be asked back to the X Factor, and am currently dusting off my dancing shoes."