Rita Ora appeared to be in good spirits despite being replaced by Strictly's Oti Mabuse on The Masked Dancer.

The songstress, 30, is the only Masked Singer judge who will not return for the first series of the brand-new ITV show, after she broke COVID-19 rules in 2020 to party with pals.

Her co-stars Jonathan Ross, Mo Gilligan and Davina McCall will return to the judging panel, with Joel Dommett hosting the talent show.

But Rita is not set to be back, although she didn't let that bother her in a recent Instagram post.

The TV star did not look the slightest bit bothered as she worked her angles for a new snap to promote ShoeDazzle.

Rita Ora was unphased by the recent news
Rita Ora was unphased by the recent news

She looked outstanding in a lilac gingham dress, which she paired with bright pink strappy heels.

Rita opted for a smokey eye and natural makeup to show off her beauty.

This comes after the Mirror exclusively revealed that Rita would be the only Masked Singer judge snubbed from the new show following her lockdown-breaking 30th birthday party last year.

However, Rita is also currently filming The Voice in Australia, so would be unable to take part regardless.

The singer flogged some shoes on her Instagram
The singer flogged some shoes on her Instagram

Oti, who was also a judge on the BBC's The Greatest Dancer until it was axed in 2020, will be joining Jonathan, Mo and Davina on the panel.

On joining the show, Oti said: "I’m so thrilled and honoured to be joining the panel on The Masked Dancer. I’m a huge fan of The Masked Singer and I loved the US Masked Dancer so I just can’t wait to start on this show. As a dancer I will be watching the dancers intently looking for clues - it’s going to be so much fun!!!"

Meanwhile Rita said: "The Masked Dancer is going to be sooo much fun I can’t wait to watch you all. Sending so much love all the way from Australia."

Rita on The Masked Singer
Rita on The Masked Singer

This comes after unusual and quirky programme The Masked Singer proved to be a passive ratings hit for ITV, prompting them to commission The Masked Dancer.

The new show will see various celebrities dancing in colourful and cute outfits, with the judges attempting to guess who they are through their movements and subtle clues peppered throughout.

*The Masked Dancer is set to air on ITV later this year.

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