Newly appointed judge Rita Ora is set to miss The X Factor 2015 series premiere party next week.
24-year-old singer Rita Ora is on tour in America so she’ll be unable to attend the launch party for the new series.
It’s been said that Rita no-show next week is a “real blow” to the team, although Simon Cowell, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Nick Grimshaw will still be attending.
A source told The Sun: “It is always a glitzy occasion and the stops have been pulled out as everyone wanted to celebrate the new judges.
“It won’t have the same impact if one of them isn’t there.”
A spokesperson told the paper: “Rita is unable to attend the Press launch as she is on tour in the US, organised prior to signing up.”
The X Factor 2015 kicks off next week.