Emma Willis: I hope I'm not s**t on Big Brother
- Bang Showbiz
- 4 June 2013
Emma Willis admits she's worried about being a "s**t" host when she takes over 'Big Brother' from Brian Dowling this summer
Emma Willis is nervous about doing a "s**t" job hosting 'Big Brother'.
The TV star worries she won't live up to past hosts Davina McCall and Brian Dowling's stellar jobs when she takes over the presenting gig on the Channel 5 reality show this summer.
She said: "Davina is the queen and did it impeccably for 11 years, and then Brian did such a brilliant job. You don't want to be the one who takes over and is s**t."
Emma - who used to host spin-off show 'Big Brother's Bit on the Side' - admits it was extremely awkward when she first found out she was replacing Brian on the main show, but was impressed by how "gracious" he has been towards her.
She explained: "It is because we like each other and had a brilliant working relationship. It's a really uncomfortable situation. But he was lovely about it and understanding.
"I've spoken to him and I bumped into him. It could have been uncomfortable, but he was really gracious. We kind of laughed and went, 'Oh, hi. This is weird...' And we had a little hug and a quick catch-up."
Nevertheless, the 37-year-old star is paranoid that fans will boo her and pelt her with tomatoes during the live eviction shows.
Emma added to new! magazine: "[I could use some] advice about the crowd because they can be quite harsh. But as long as they don't tomato me, I don't care! I'm sure there are a lot of Brian fans out there who'd like to do that."