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Emma Willis to replace Holly Willoughby and Reggie Yates as the new presenter of The Voice UK

It has been announced that Emma Willis will be the new presenter for the next series of The Voice UK.

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The Big Brother presenter will take over from Holly Willoughby and Reggie Yates who has hosted the show for the past two years.

The Voice UK is set to return for its third series on the BBC  early next year in a bid to avoid a clash with Britain’s Got Talent over on ITV.

In a statement released by the BBC, Emma Willis 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”.

Wiloughby and Yates also confirmed their exit in a statement, in which Willoughby 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”.

Yates added: “I’ve had a fantastic time on the last two series of The Voice UK and I wish all the team the best of luck for the new series”.

A new co-host to accompany Emma will be announced next week, according to the BBC.

Emma wrote on Twitter this evening: “I am insanely excited to be joining the team @BBCTheVoiceUK What a bonkers year it’s been… Can’t wait to get started!!!”

Upon the announcement being released by the BBC, Holly tweeted her congratulations to Emma: “I leave you in the safe hands of the beautiful@Emma_Willis …congratulations my darlin girl! Xxx”

The Voice UK is set to return in January 2014.

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