Rita Ora mistakes a peach for a ‘dusty apple’ and thought a Masked Singer contestant was the late Muhammad Ali during Big Breakfast appearance (but her new husband WASN’T mentioned!)
Rita Ora mistook a peach for a ‘dusty apple’ during the Big Breakfast revival on Saturday.
The singer, 31, made the jaw-dropping gaffe while chatting to hosts AJ Odudu and Mo Gilligan via video call – but managed to keep schtum on her recent marriage to Taika Waititi.
And later in the episode, The Masked Singer presenter Joel Dommett revealed the talent show judge had ‘stupidly’ mistaken one contestant for the late Muhammad Ali – who died in 2016 – during filming for the upcoming series.
What?! Rita Ora mistook a peach for a ‘dusty apple’ and thought a Masked Singer contestant was the late Muhammad Ali during an appearance on Saturday’s Big Breakfast revival
Making her virtual appearance with music producer Netsky to promote their new single Barricades, the Poison songstress was discussing the snacks she munches on while filming TMS when she became confused by the contents of her fruit bowl.
The astonished star said: ‘I just looked in my fruit bowl… a dusty apple. Look at this! Can you see it? I don’t even know if it’s an apple, I think it might be a shrivelled pear.’
Struggling to contain her laughter when Rita raised the mystery object to the camera, AJ said: ‘I’m sorry to break it to you. It’s a peach, not an apple!’
An embarrassed Rita, who had Zoomed in from LA, joked: It’s 3am guys, give me a break!’
Hilarious: The singer, 31, made the jaw-dropping gaffe while chatting to hosts AJ Odudu and Mo Gilligan via video call – but managed to keep schtum on her recent marriage to Taika Waititi
Clueless: The Poison songstress was discussing the snacks she munches on while filming TMS when she became confused by the contents of her fruit bowl
To make matters worse, in the next segment Joel was re-united with Mo, who also serves on The Masked Singer panel, where they continued to poke fun at the pop star.
He said: ‘We’re all guessing these stupid things. Rita… she once guessed Muhammad Ali! That’s the stupidest guess of all time.
‘Alan Partridge! She didn’t know that it was a character,’ he then added of actor Steve Coogan’s fictional role.
It comes after Rita married Taika in an intimate ceremony in London, according to reports on Monday.
Oh dear: And later in the episode, The Masked Singer presenter Joel Dommett revealed the talent show judge had ‘stupidly’ mistaken one contestant for the late Muhammad
Jaw-dropping: ‘Alan Partridge! She didn’t know that it was a character,’ he then added of actor Steve Coogan’s fictional role
The star is said to have already changed her surname and will now be known as Mrs Waititi-Ora.
The Hot Right Now hitmaker and the Thor: Love And Thunder director, 46, have both been pictured with gold bands on their ring fingers in recent days – sparking speculation they had already tied the knot.
Rita and Taika started dating in March 2021, before going public with their romance that August.
The couple got engaged two months ago, and sources now claim that they are planning a huge party to celebrate their secret wedding with friends and family.
Couple: She did manage to keep schtum on her recent marriage to Taika Waititi (pictured in July 2022)
A source told The Sun: ‘It was a really intimate ceremony and super special for everyone there. Their nearest and dearest can see how madly in love they are.
‘Despite living in the spotlight, Rita is determined to keep the relationship as private as possible and didn’t want to make a big song and dance about the wedding.
‘Rita’s already back in the studio working on her third album, with her latest session being with Ava Max and Noah Cyrus’ writer Rollo.’
MailOnline contacted representatives for Rita and Taika for comment at the time.
Gorgeous: The MTV EMA winner looked stunning in snaps posted to her Instagram before her appearance
Out of this world: She looked ever-chic in a white top and matching trousers
Glamorous: She wore a full face of make-up for the 3am call, and even used a ring light to highlight her natural beauty
It comes after Taika came under fire for resurfaced anti-trans tweets and for dead-naming Caitlyn Jenner after branding himself a ‘gay icon.’
Unearthed tweets from almost a decade ago, drew criticism for shaming trans women and beauty pageant contestants.
A tweet from January 16, 2013 reads: ‘No disrespect to men who want to be/dress as women. I should have just said their makeup looks manly. Also no disrespect to meth users.’
The ‘meth user’ remark followed an earlier rant in which he criticised beauty pageant contestants, writing: ‘Combining heels and bikini whilst plastering your face in orange so you resemble a leather pudding is totes empowering.’
Historic: Taika was recently criticised for a trans-phobic tweet from January 16, 2013
It’s not cool: He was called out by a fellow Twitter user which led to an argumentative exchange
He was called out at the time, when a fellow Twitter user @carocreature, wrote: ‘Slut-shaming, transphobia, and immense misogyny all in one tweet. But dude, not cool.’
Taika wrote back: ‘No it is cool.’
Caro wrote: ‘No, Taika, it’s not cool. You need to apologise. My trans* friends who struggle with suicide daily due to similar comments hardly think so.’
Taika responds: ‘My trans friends can walk in heels. but you’re right, actual kathoey are better looking.’
‘Kathoey’ is a word used for trans women in Thailand..
A tweet from April 2015 deadnamed Caitlyn Jenner days after she came out as a trans woman.
Deadnaming is when someone refers to a transgender or non-binary person by a name they used prior to transitioning, such as their birth name.
Taika wrote: ‘We’ll all be wearing #JeSuis[Caitlyn]Jenner badges by Monday.’
The posts might not reflect Taika’s current way of thinking and MailOnline has contacted a spokesperson for him for comment.
RITA ORA’S ROMANCE HISTORY
BRUNO MARS 2009 – 2011
Before either of them shot to fame Rita dated Bruno Mars at the age of 18, later saying: ‘It was love at first sight.’
‘We met in 2009. I was 18 and starting out at Roc Nation. Bruno was unknown back then too.
‘He was a struggling songwriter hired to write songs for me. I thought: “Wow, that’s just the world’s greatest guy!”‘
ROB KARDASHIAN 2012
The singer dated reality star Rob for two months from October 2012 before ending their brief romance due to her ‘hectic work schedule’ and their incompatible lifestyles.
And she admits to forgetting she even dated the sock designer because the fleeting relationship was ‘very short-lived’.
The end of their brief romance coincided with a series of bitter social medial posts from Rob, who indirectly suggested the singer had cheated on him numerous times during their relationship.
Rita and Calvin Harris
CALVIN HARRIS 2013 – 2014
Calvin and Rita were linked in Spring 2013 with the pair dating for about a year.
The DJ and Rita had a romantic and professional relationship, collaborating on Rita’s number one smash hit I Will Never Let You Down.
Rita is said to have been left rather red-faced after learning that her relationship was over via Twitter.
The Scottish DJ took to the social networking site to announce the couple’s year-long romance was over, but it was claimed the I Will Never Let You Down hitmaker was unaware her beau was going to release the statement.
RICKY HIL 2014 – 2015
Rita and Tommy Hilfiger’s son, Ricky Hil, confirmed their relationship in August 2014, only to split after 14 months of the on/off romance.
A$AP ROCKY 2015
Rocky had a fling with Rita in 2015. The rapper later sparked controversy when he included explicit lyrics about his rumoured ex in his single Better Things.
ASAP – whose real name is Rakim Mayers – later admitted his comments about Rita were ‘tasteless’.
TRAVIS BARKER 2015
Rita had a month-long fling with Kourtney Kardashian’s now husband in the Autumn of 2015. It’s rumoured that Travis put the breaks on the romance due to not wanting to be in a ‘serious relationship’.
Rita and Andrew Watt
ANDREW WATT 2016 – 2017
Rita enjoyed a year-long romance with fellow musician Andrew in 2016, before splitting, with the star revealing her single status during an appearance on the Jonathan Ross Show.
ANDREW GARFIELD 2018
The singer and the Hollywood actor had a steamy four month fling before Andrew called time on their fling for a ‘more private life’, with Rita returning to Watt for a brief reconciliation after the Garfield split.
ROMAIN GAVRAS 2020 – 2021
The French director, who is based in London and directed music videos for US rappers Kanye West and Jay Z, began dating Rita following her split from Andrew.
The pair enjoyed a whirlwind romance during their brief relationship with exotic holidays in Ibiza and Corfu.
In October 2020, the pair sparked engagement rumours when Rita was seen wearing a huge rock on a her engagement finger.
A source close to Rita told MailOnline said of their breakup: ‘Rita and Romain tried to make it work but they both agreed it wasn’t meant to be. They remain close but it was simply impossible to maintain a relationship where they barely saw each other.
‘And given both their busy schedules for 2021, the writing was very much on the wall towards the end of last year.’
Rita and Romain went their separate ways weeks after her Covid rule breaking 30th birthday party at a Notting Hill restaurant on November 21 2020.
A spokeswoman for Romain, 39, confirmed to MailOnline: ‘Rita and Romain split up months ago because of difficulties with their respective work commitments. They remain close friends.’
TAIKA WAITITI 2020 – PRESENT
The couple began dating in March 2021 after meeting in Australia, ands were said to be moving so fast in their relationship they started discussing marriage within months, a source told New Idea.