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Rita Ora to make music comeback on DOI this weekend after Covid backlash

Rita Ora will make her music comeback this weekend when she performs on Dancing On Ice, Daily Star can reveal.

The How To Be Lonely songstress, 30, will debut her first performance of new single Bang on the Sunday prime time show.

The segment has been pre-recorded by ITV bosses who had to work around her working trip Down Under to film the new series of The Voice Australia.

A source told Daily Star: "It would be an understatement to say Rita's reputation has taken a battering over the last few months but it's time to bring the focus back to the music.

"She will be performing her new David Guetta and Imanbek collab Bang in a pre-recorded segment.

"The song is good. It's strong.

"Hopefully people won't care [about the Covid backlash] and still like her."

A rep for ITV declined to comment.

The single is the lead track from Rita's new four track EP with Kazakhstan based DJ Imanbek which is out on Friday.

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Daily Star previously revealed how Rita jetted out to Bulgaria to film the music video – which Rita has now confirmed to a mini movie.

In the clip Rita can be seen in traditional clothing from her native country of Kosovo.

The Masked Singer judge is determined to pull her career back from the brink after her now infamous 30th Covid birthday bash threatened to ruined the support of the public.

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Last November, despite being in the middle of a pandemic, and with the infection rate spiralling out of control, Rita decided she would party with some of her closest pals at Kensington haunt Casa Cruz.

The police were called by a concerned member of the public but upon arrival were unable to gain access to the venue.

A recent hearing held by Chelsea and Kensington council heard how CCTV had been deliberately turned off.

It concluded that the plush venue has had it's premises licence suspended for six weeks after a review.

The former manager Mr Scottie Bhattarai, who claimed Rita's team offered him £5,000 to host the party, has also been banned from entering or remaining on the licensed premises.

Speaking last year Rita offered a grovelling public apology insisting her decision had been a huge error in judgement and a spur of the moment thing.

Dancing On Ice continues Sunday, 6pm ITV.

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