The ‘Body On Me’ singer will probably be a no-show on the premiere of the brand new sequence on Wednesday as she is at present on tour of the US.
Instead, the three different judges, Simon Cowell , Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Nick Grimshaw, will launch the eleventh sequence in London with out her.
A source informed The Mirror: “It is always a glitzy occasion and the stops have been pulled out as everyone wanted to celebrate the new judges.
“It will not have the identical impression if considered one of them is not there.”
However, a spokesperson for the show insisted they knew Rita wouldn’t have the ability to attend the premiere when she signed up to be a member of the judging panel.
They informed The Sun on Sunday newspaper: “Rita is unable to attend the press launch as she is on tour in the US, organised prior to signing up.”
Last week a trailer for the new series was unveiled, giving us our first peek at Rita in motion.
In the 30 second clip, followers of the singing present are teased with footage of a desk dancing contestant, Olly Murs and Caroline Flack throwing some shapes and a standing ovation from all 4 judges, all recorded at this 12 months’s auditions.