New ‘X Factor’ Judges 2015 : Nick Grimshaw and Rita Ora officially confirmed to join show

New X Factor Judges 2015 : Nick Grimshaw and Rita Ora officially confirmed to join show

ITV has released the first photo of the new X Factor judges 2015 line-up, with BBC Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw and The Voice’s Rita Ora joining Simon Cowell and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini.

Harry Styles’ pal Nick revealed he is ecstatic to be joining the show and is a regular viewer.

“I love X Factor and have watched the series religiously since it started, so obviously I’m hugely excited to be joining the show,” he said.

“Music is my job and my passion and I’m really looking forward to seeing what talent we can find and nurture this year. I can’t wait for Judges Houses in Oldham!”

Rita added she was happy to return to the show after a previous stint as a guest judge in 2012.

She said: “I am excited to be coming back to The X Factor – I had a ball here in 2012. This is a journey I can’t wait to embark on to find some talented singers. It’s the new generation taking over. Booooom”

This will be the fifth series for former Girls Aloud singer Cheryl.

She added: “I haven’t been as excited about an X Factor season since I first became a judge. The addition of Rita and Grimmy along with some interesting changes we’ve made to the format has refocused us to do what we do best, finding talent and making stars. I cannot wait to get started!”

Simon added that the new additions should make for the most exciting series yet.

“It’s taken a while! But I am very happy to be able to confirm our line-up of judges for The X Factor this year. The combination of Nick, Cheryl and Rita is going to be a lot of fun,” he said. “They all bring a lot of enthusiasm and passion for music to the show.”

“I have a feeling I am in for a bit of a rough time but sometimes you have to embrace the craziness and now, with luck, we hope to find a star.”