Rita Ora is set to become a coach on ‘The Voice Australia’.
The 30-year-old singer is poised to head Down Under in 2021 to star on the Australian TV series, having previously served as a coach on the UK version of the franchise.
Rita – who will star alongside Keith Urban, Jessica Mauboy and Guy Sebastian on the panel – said: “I love ‘The Voice’ and I absolutely adore Australia so this is a match made in heaven.
“Having been a coach on the UK series, I know just how powerful it can be in making dreams come true. I can’t wait to find Australia’s next superstar.”
Following the controversy, Rita is reported to have headed to Bulgaria to shoot a music video, and she apparently intends to remain overseas until 2021.
A source recently explained: “Rita has beaten herself up about her mistakes but has thrown herself back into work to take her mind off things.
“She spent most of this year working on her music and is now hoping to return with new tracks in early 2021, with the video to one single being filmed at the moment in Bulgaria.
“She doesn’t want to be in London right now.”
Rita was fined after inviting a group of friends to the Casa Cruz restaurant in Notting Hill, West London, to celebrate her birthday.
In a statement, the pop star wrote on social media: “Hello all, I attended a small gathering with some friends to celebrate my 30th birthday. It was a spur of the moment decision made with the misguided view that we were coming out of lockdown and this would be OK. I’m deeply sorry for breaking the rules and in turn understand that this puts people at risk.
“This was a serious and inexcusable error of judgement. Given the restrictions, I realise how irresponsible these actions were and I take full responsibility. I feel particularly embarrassed knowing first-hand how hard people have worked to combat this terrible illness and being fully aware of the sacrifices that people and businesses have made to help keep us all safe. Even though this won’t make it right, I want to sincerely apologise.”