Marvin Humes sought Simon advice before Voice role

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 8 November 2013
Marvin Humes

Marvin Humes

Marvin Humes spoke to Simon Cowell before accepting his role on 'The Voice' and claims the music mogul has "always been very supportive"

Marvin Humes spoke to Simon Cowell before accepting his role on 'The Voice.'

The 28-year-old star is to replace Reggie Yates as a new presenter on the BBC One singing contest - a rival to Simon's 'Britain's Got Talent' show - and was delighted to have the support of the 'X Factor' boss before confirming his slot on the programme. Marvin - who shot to fame on the 'The X Factor' in 2008 - told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "Fortunately, he gave me the thumbs up. I was touched. Simon's always been very supportive and he would never hold me back."

Marvin will present alongside 37-year-old Emma Willis - who found fame in 2002 when she began presenting on MTV UK - and has been taking tips from her.

He explained: "She's a real pro. I've been a fan since her MTV days and I'm learning a lot from her."

Marvin and wife Rochelle Humes have had a few attempts at presenting ITV's 'This Morning' and he would be delighted if they were able to secure a more permanent slot on the programme.

He added: "If we got offered the permanent Friday gig we would jump at the chance for sure. We love doing it and the reaction has been fantastic.

"You get that natural couple vibe and you can't fake that. We give each other a bit of banter and take the mickey. It's really nice going to work together in a car too."

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