Holly Willoughby wants Jessie J as The Voice mentor

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 16 March 2012

This article is from 2012.

Holly Willoughby

Holly Willoughby

Holly Willoughby would pick Jessie J to mentor her on 'The Voice' if she was a contestant on the BBC One talent show

Holly Willoughby would pick Jessie J to be her mentor on 'The Voice'.

The 'This Morning' host is presenting the singing show - where Jessie, Tom Jones, will.i.am and Danny O'Donoghue judge people's vocal abilities without seeing them - and if she were a contestant, would love the 'Price Tag' singer to be coaching her.

She said: "I do genuinely love them all, but if I were to be honest, I do have a soft spot for Jessie J. If I were a contestant, I'd pick her to be my coach.

"I'm drawn to her, she has this incredible energy about her. She's so cool and she's only 23! I wasn't as cool as her when I was 23, that's for sure."

Holly, 30, will present the show alongside Reggie Yates, and while she has a great on-screen chemistry with him, he won't be replacing her "TV husband" and 'This Morning' co-host Philip Schofield.

She added to OK! magazine: "I love Phil to death, but I've known Reggie since I worked on 'CBBC'. Working with Reggie is going brilliantly so far, but as for my new TV husband, of course he hasn't replaced Phil. No one can!"

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