Emma Willis didn't audition for Voice presenting job

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 10 January 2014
Emma Willis

Emma Willis

Emma Willis didn't have to audition for her 'The Voice UK' presenting job alongside Marvin Humes and jumped at the idea of becoming the new host

Emma Willis didn't have to audition for 'The Voice UK'.

The 37-year-old presenter and JLS hunk Marvin Humes are replacing Reggie Yates and Holly Willoughby as hosts on the BBC talent contest, and the brunette beauty was astonished by how easily she landed the job.

She said: "I didn't even have a meeting with them, I just literally got called and asked if I wanted to do it, which I was knocked for six by because that's never happened to me before. You normally meet people or screen test to see what you're like together and see if it works."

Emma - who also presents 'Big Brother' and 'Celebrity Big Brother' - instantly accepted the job, but had to keep the position quiet for some time before any official announcement was made.

Asked if she hesitated before accepting, she told heat magazine: "Never. There was that moment of, 'Right, are you sure? Have they asked for the right person? Are they getting me mixed up with somebody else?'

"I found out during the last week of 'Big Brother' and they said, 'You can't tell anyone.' I literally ran outside and screamed on my own in the middle of Elstree Studios."

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