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Rita Ora will be available to take part in the recording of Band Aid 30, an updated version of ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’ in support of the fight against Ebola.
Sir Bob Geldof announced yesterday (November 10) that the likes of Coldplay, One Direction, Sam Smith, Elbow, Jessie Ware, Bono, Foals and more will record the charity single, marking the 30th anniversary of the original Band Aid track.
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Ora had been originally on board with the project, but Geldof indicated that she was unavailable to record the song at a London studio on Saturday (November 15) as she will be recording an episode of BBC 1 talent show The Voice.
Now, however, a BBC spokesperson has told Digital Spy that Ora will indeed be free to take part.
“The BBC is more than happy for Rita to take part in the single and The Voice production team is liaising with her management to work around a major diary clash,” they say.
Geldof himself had previously urged the BBC to free Ora up for the event, set to be recorded this coming Saturday (November 15).
Brit singer Rita Ora has jetted into LA for talks with movie bosses amid buzz over her role in Fifty Shades of Grey. The blonde star, 23, plays Christian Grey’s little sister Mia Grey in the movie based on E.L. James’ hit trilogy.
Fifty Shades is released in February and the How We Do singer has also impressed ‘Mr Oscar’ himself, movie producer Harvey Weinstein, who hired her for his new film, Southpaw, starring Jake Gyllenhaal.
Mr Weinstein called Rita ‘breathtaking’, telling MailOnline she is his ‘biggest discovery’ as an actress this year.
He said: ‘Rita Ora did a sensational job for me and Antoine Fuqua in Southpaw.
‘Her scene is breathtaking, because she’s a very glamorous, beautiful woman; but, we did the opposite, we made her up to look like a tough junkie who’s got a kid to protect.
‘She is heart-breakingly real and wonderful and acting opposite Jake Gyllenhaal, who is riveting in this movie, she holds her own and then some.
‘I will work with Rita again and again and again. Personally, I thinks she’s my biggest discovery as an actress this year.’
Southpaw stars Jake Gyllenhaal as a boxer trying to make a comeback, while at the same time putting his personal life back in order.
The film features other A-list names including Rachel McAdams and Forest Whitaker, and comes out next year.
A source revealed that Rita is also in talks for another high-profile role starring a huge name.