If we're being honest, the reaction we had to this news was a mix of "I thought Rita Ora had already quit 'The X Factor'/I forgot Rita Ora was even on 'The X Factor", but it's news none the less as Simon Cowell is left as the only judge on the show.

Ora shared the news in a tweet this morning as ITV confirmed her departure in a statement saying: "Rita brought a great energy to the show last year and did a brilliant job mentoring the girls' category, leading Louisa to victory. We wish her all the best with her music and film plans for the rest of the year."

That now leaves Simon on his tod with rumours that Louis Walsh will be making a comeback with Sharon Osbourne, Nicole Scherzinger and Mel B all apparently in the running to join the panel. So it could be a return to the show of old or we could be in for a brand new lineup. Sure half of One Direction aren't up to much these days so we're sure one of them could keep the seat warm for a season.

Look, at least we'll have Dermot back on our TVs to let us know that our Saturday night has started.