Monday 25 September 2017

'Someone's just burnt they lost their chair' - Rita Ora hits back at Louis Walsh

Rita Ora
Rita Ora
Freya Drohan

Freya Drohan

Current X Factor judge Rita Ora had some choice words for former panelist Louis Walsh after he slammed the show.

The chart-topping singer accused the former X Factor judge of being "a little burnt".

Rita Ora (centre) with her team of girls in The X Factor
Rita Ora (centre) with her team of girls in The X Factor

'I think someone's just a little bit burnt they lost their chair. It's OK Louis, I'll rub your feet you if you want. It's OK," she remarked.

The Kosovan born singer also defended her fellow judge Nick 'Grimmy' Grimshaw who Louis was quick to criticise.

This year's X Factor judges (left to right) Nick Grimshaw, Rita Ora, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Simon Cowell (Syco/Thames TV/PA)
This year's X Factor judges (left to right) Nick Grimshaw, Rita Ora, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Simon Cowell (Syco/Thames TV/PA)

Rita (24) said that Grimmy had "great ears" for pop music thanks to his role as a radio DJ.

''Let me tell you something - he's a hard worker and he has great taste and great ears," Rita told the Sunday Mirror.

Louis Walsh attending the Specsavers 'Spectacle Wearer of the Year' party on October 6, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Mark Robert Milan/GC Images)
Louis Walsh attending the Specsavers 'Spectacle Wearer of the Year' party on October 6, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Mark Robert Milan/GC Images)

''He may not be able to physically stand on stage and sing a song but you don't need to. He's one of the important hands that plays the songs that you guys get introduced to on the radio.''

She was referring to the Irishman's remarks that fans would prefer him to come back on the show than listen to Grimmy's opinions.

Louis Walsh: Could he return to X Factor?
Louis Walsh: Could he return to X Factor?

''I'm not sure about Grimshaw. I haven't seen much of him. People don't like change and I think they miss Dermot [O'Leary] and maybe some people miss me," Louis said earlier this week.

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