Emma Willis to present 'The Voice' UK
- Bang Showbiz
- 14 September 2013
Emma Willis will replace Holly Willoughby and Reggie Yates as the host of 'The Voice' UK for its third season
Emma Willis is replacing Holly Willoughby and Reggie Yates on 'The Voice' UK.
The 'Celebrity Big Brother' presenter, who has two children, Ace and Isabelle, with her former Busted star husband Matt Willis, will take over as the new host of the BBC reality singing competition, which is set to return for its third series early next year.
In an official statement, the 37-year-old brunette beauty said: "'The Voice' is an absolutely brilliant TV show with the unique ability to showcase and nurture amazing raw talent. I couldn't be more excited to be a part of it and I cannot wait to get started".
She also tweeted: "I am insanely excited to be joining the team @BBCTheVoiceUK What a bonkers year it's been... Can't wait to get started!!!"
'This Morning' presenter Holly, 32, released a statement, confirming she decided to leave 'The Voice' after two years to spend more time with her husband Dan Baldwin and their children, Harry and Belle.
She said: "After much consideration, I will not be returning for series three of 'The Voice' UK. I've had two wonderful years on the show, and I feel very privileged to have been a part of it.
"Finding the right balance between my work and family life is my priority and this has contributed to my decision. I look forward to watching the next series from my sofa, and I wish the whole team the best of luck".
Reggie tweeted: "After 2 great years, I've decided not to be a part of series 3 of the voice. Best of luck to the team for the new series! (sic)"
A new co-presenter to accompany Emma will be announced next week.