Holly Willoughby announced over the weekend that she will not be returning for series three of the popular BBC talent show, The Voice. She stated that she wanted a better work/life balance, and who could blame her, with her two gorgeous children, James and Belle growing up so fast? Her decision to leave was echoed by co-host Reggie Yates, with whom Holly has shared presenting duties since the show began in 2012.
Holly’s replacement comes in the form of Emma Willis, the current presenter of Big Brother and Celebrity Big Brother. Here at Luxe Models, we think this is great news and things really seem to be on the up in terms of Emma’s career. She was also announced as the stand-in presenter of This Morning while Willoughby recovers from the surgery she underwent to remove nodules from her throat. So what’s she doing right?
Willis started her career back when she was 17, modelling for magazines such as Marie Claire, Elle and Vogue. From there she went on to present MTV UK in 2002 and has had various guest hosting spots on shows like Loose Women and CD:UK. She briefly presented Live From Studio Five before moving on to present Big Brother’s Little Brother. From there she moved with the show from Channel 4 to 5 and hosted Big Brother’s Bit on the Side. Fans campaigned on Facebook for her to replace Brian Dowling as the overall host of the main show and earlier this year their efforts were rewarded what it was announced that Willis would take on the role. She has been notched up as “the natural successor to Davina McCall” – high praise in the world of presenting!
We reckon Emma does a great job and is an absolute natural on screen. She’s been great at handling the lairy crowds and she’s a real stunner, sporting some gorgeous outfits so far this year on the infamous steps up to the BB house. Fans have been expressing their approval at her appointment to The Voice all over Twitter and we’re certainly giving her our seal of approval too!
The only question that remains is whether or not she’ll be presenting alone or if Reggie Yates will regenerate too. Rumour has it that Emma’s own hubby Matt Willis might be taking over, which is a pairing we’d certainly like to see more of! The judging panel will also be graced by pop royalty as Kylie MInogue joins the ranks following the departure of Jessie J and Danny O’Donoghue.