The Voice AU: Rita Ora reveals what she got up to during her trip to Australia

‘I had the best time!’ Rita Ora reveals what she got up to during her highly publicised trip to Australia for her judging role on The Voice

Rita Ora has revealed how she spent her downtime in Australia while filming Channel Seven’s The Voice earlier this year.

The 30-year-old British singer flew into Sydney in February, before leaving for Los Angeles in early June.

Rita told The Daily Telegraph on Friday she ‘didn’t want to leave’ after extending her stay in Australia.

Trip of a lifetime: Rita Ora has revealed how she spent her downtime in Australia while filming Seven's The Voice earlier this year. Pictured at a photo call for The Voice in Sydney in February

Trip of a lifetime: Rita Ora has revealed how she spent her downtime in Australia while filming Seven’s The Voice earlier this year. Pictured at a photo call for The Voice in Sydney in February

‘I had the best time, enjoying the weather, the beautiful beaches. The food is unbelievable,’ she said.

‘Australia is the most amazing place, the most loving, welcoming place. I enjoyed every bit of it, getting in the water, sitting in the sun… I really felt like a true Aussie.’ 

But she insisted her trip was also punctuated with ‘a lot of work’.   

Down Under: 'I had the best time, enjoying the weather, the beautiful beaches. The food is unbelievable,' she told The Daily Telegraph of her stay. Pictured at Sydney's Bondi Beach

Down Under: ‘I had the best time, enjoying the weather, the beautiful beaches. The food is unbelievable,’ she told The Daily Telegraph of her stay. Pictured at Sydney’s Bondi Beach

Finding love: She also began dating New Zealand actor and filmmaker Taika Waititi (right), who was in Sydney to direct Thor: Love and Thunder

Finding love: She also began dating New Zealand actor and filmmaker Taika Waititi (right), who was in Sydney to direct Thor: Love and Thunder

‘I set up a studio in the hotel room, I read a lot, I recorded a lot of music. Zoom was my best friend,’ she added. 

Rita said performing at the Sydney Mardi Gras in March had ‘changed my life’, revealing it was the first time she’d been on stage since the start of the pandemic.

While the new season of The Voice is yet to air, the Let Me Love You hitmaker said she was already keen to return.   

Extended stay: The 30-year-old British singer flew into Sydney in February, before leaving for Los Angeles in early June

Extended stay: The 30-year-old British singer flew into Sydney in February, before leaving for Los Angeles in early June

‘If everything makes sense and it can happen, I’d definitely do it again, 100 per cent. I love being back in Australia,’ she said.

Rita made the most of her time Down Under, mingling with A-listers including Russell Crowe, Chris Hemsworth, Elsa Pataky, Matt Damon, Isla Fisher and Tessa Thompson.

She also began dating New Zealand actor and filmmaker Taika Waititi, who was in Sydney to direct Thor: Love and Thunder. 

Ready to return: While the new season of The Voice is yet to air, the Let Me Love You singer said she was already keen to return

Ready to return: While the new season of The Voice is yet to air, the Let Me Love You singer said she was already keen to return

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