Earlier this year both Danny O’Donoghue and Jessie J had revealed that they would not be returning as judges on the show although both Will.i.am and Tom Jones have confirmed that they will both be back for series 3 of the show.
BBC bosses may now be worrying that the main 2 reasons that people tuned into the show on a Saturday night will no longer be there. There had been some criticism levelled at the show when as ratings got lower for The Voice so did Holly Willoughby’s neckline. The owner of the Best Celebrity Cleavage title pulled out the big guns on several occasions when ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent show took a lead in the ratings.
As well as being the end of Holly’s stint on the show her co-presenter Reggie Yates is also to leave.
Holly tweeted that her replacement on The Voice is to be Big Brother and Bit on the Side presenter Emma Willis.
Because Holly has covered so many high-profile shows on tv in recent years many people might think that she is actually the older of the two presenters but in fact Emma at 37 is 5 years senior to 32-year old Holly.
Before working on the 2 Big Brother shows Emma had worked on Loose Women, This Morning, I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here! NOW!, and started her television career off with a presenting job on MTV.
Although it will be a wrench to lose the lovely Holly from the Voice we are sure that viewers will soon get accustomed to Emma.
Emma has previously stood up for Holly over the various Cleavagegate incidents and took to Twitter during the last series of The Voice to say: ‘Why has #bbc apologised for showing cleavage! Why should women apologise for having boobs that feed babies! #arewebackintheVictorianEra?’
It might be interesting to see Emma’s fashion choices during the next series of The Voice if the ratings start to fall.
The BBC is yet to announce who will be co-presenting with Emma or who is to replace Danny O’Donoghue as the new judge on the show although we do know that Kylie will be replacing Jessie J.
All will be revealed well before the next series of The Voice airs on BBC1 in January next year. The show is to start a couple of months earlier than usual in a bid to avoid clashing with Britain’s Got Talent. This may mean that it will clash with Splash! or Dancing On Ice instead so higher ratings are not necessarily guaranteed by the move.