Sir Tom Jones

Sir Tom Jones

Rita Ora's personality is apparently "coming across" well during The Voice, according to Sir Tom Jones.

The star revealed his new colleague's been a hit during filming for the new series after she replaced Kylie Minogue on the panel.

Speaking at last night's BBC Music Awards he said: "Rita is great, she's fresh and she's what's happening now. She fills that seat very well because I think that's the hardest seat, for a female to fill, because there are three fellas there and one girl, so she's filling it really, really great.

"Her personality is coming across. Jessie J's personality came across, Kylie Minogue's personality came across and now Rita's is coming across, so it's different because they're three different people."

He also confessed it was a no-brainer for him to return to the show for his fourth year, despite the departure of mentors Jessie J, Kylie and Danny O'Donoghue.

"It feels very natural for me to do it again, it's my fourth time now and Will [will.i.am] as well, second for [Kaiser Chiefs'] Ricky [Wilson] and brand new for Rita, so it feels very natural. The more I do it the more natural it feels."

Talking about Rita's relationship with will.i.am, Tom said: "I think she talks mostly to Will because they talk a lot about music. They've worked together you see, so they have a working relationship as well."


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