Rita Ora is set to return to 'The Masked Singer'.

Rita Ora

Rita Ora

The 'Anywhere' hitmaker has been a judge on the programme since its first series and despite relocating to Los Angeles, she is expected to reprise her role once more for the UK show's third season.

A source told The Sun newspaper's Bizarre column: "She loves doing the show and though she has set up a new life in LA, she was determined to still take part."

The 30-year-old singer caused controversy last year when she broke COVID rules while hosting a birthday bash.

And while Rita is due to return to the UK for the programme, it is said to be "a working trip".

The source said: “She has been out of the UK for the whole of 2021 but she won’t be back for long because at the moment the trip is only scheduled for a fortnight.

"The events of last year very much tainted the UK for her. She sees this as a working trip. LA is her home now."

'The Masked Singer' - which originated in Korea - sees celebrities conceal their identities and perform hit songs for a panel of judges and an audience, who are tasked with working out who is underneath the mask.

The series has so far been won by Girls Aloud star Nicola Roberts, 35, who performed as Queen Bee, and singer Joss Stone, 34, who was dressed as a sausage.

Fellow 'Masked Singer' judge Jonathan Ross, 60, recently spoke of his excitement for the third series.

He said: “I’m looking forward to doing it because it’s a fun way to spend the evening.

"On 'The Masked Singer', I’m as much a viewer as a participant, for part of the evening.”

A spin-off show titled 'The Masked Dancer' aired earlier this year, but unlike the rest of the 'Masked Singer' panel - who include Mo Gilligan and Davina McCall - Rita did not return and was replaced by 'Strictly Come Dancing' star Oti Mabuse.