Holly Willoughby and Reggie Yates confirmed for The Voice

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 23 November 2011
Holly Willoughby

Holly Willoughby

Holly Willoughby and Reggie Yates have been confirmed as the hosts of upcoming BBC One talent show, 'The Voice'

Holly Willoughby and Reggie Yates have been confirmed as the hosts of 'The Voice'.

The 'This Morning' presenter - who quit 'Dancing On Ice' to front the BBC One talent show - admitted she has been a fan of the series, which sees contestants perform for a panel of judges who aren't able to see them, since it first launched in the US.

Holly said: "I'm so excited to be hosting 'The Voice'. When it launched in America I watched one of the shows and thought it was just a fantastic format, and when I heard it was coming to the UK I thought to myself how incredible it would be to be a part of it.

"It's going to be one roller coaster of a ride and I can't wait to get started!"

Meanwhile, Reggie - known for his work as a DJ on Radio One - is thrilled to be a part of such a "credible" series, while show bosses believe they have found the "perfect partnership" in the duo.

He explained: "I'm so delighted to get this job and be part of such a credible music show. The format of 'The Voice' in America has worked brilliantly and I have no doubt it will be just as successful on British TV."

BBC One controller Danny Cohen added: "Holly and Reggie feel like a perfect partnership for 'The Voice'. They are both big fans of the show and will bring a huge amount of passion and enthusiasm to the production."

So far, 'Price Tag' hitmaker Jessie J is the only confirmed judge on the show.

However, the likes of Will Young, Kylie Minogue, Mary J Blige, Sir Tom Jones, will.i.am and George Michael have been linked to the remaining three roles.

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