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Emma Louise Willis (née Griffiths; born 18 March 1976) is an English television presenter and former model, best known for her television and radio work with Channel 5, BBC, ITV and Heart FM.
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Emma Louise Griffiths
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Emma Willis (née Griffiths; born 18 March 1976) is an English television presenter and former model, best known for her television and radio work with Channel 5, BBC, ITV and Heart FM.
Willis has presented Big Brother since 2013, and she also presented spin-off show Big Brother's Bit on the Side from its inception in 2011 until February 2015. Since 2014, she has co-presented The Voice UK alongside Marvin Humes. She also hosts the Sunday breakfast show on Heart FM with Stephen Mulhern.
In 2015, Willis co-presented BBC One game show Prized Apart alongside Reggie Yates.
Willis was born in Birmingham, England, and grew up in nearby Sutton Coldfield. She has an older sister. Willis attended John Willmott School in Sutton Coldfield. She began modelling at the age of 17, and during her career, has worked for magazines, retailers, and companies such as Marie Claire, Elle, Vogue, GAP and Chanel.
Willis got her first big break presenting on MTV in 2002 before presenting various other shows including guest hosting for shows such as CD:UK, This Morning and Loose Women.
In 2007, Willis presented ITV2 spin-off series I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! NOW! with her husband Matt before departing in 2008.
In September 2012, Willis became a permanent presenter on This Morning, presenting segments in The Hub, taking over from Coleen Nolan The Hub was axed in 2014. She was also a stand-in presenter on the main show when Holly Willoughby or Ruth Langsford are absent. “Working with Phillip, Holly, Eamonn and Ruth has been nothing but a pleasure, so knowing I will officially be part of the family from October is really exciting. I can't wait to get cracking.”
On 2012, Willis began hosting the ITV2 reality show Girlfriends, which returned for a second series in 2013.
On 16 November 2012, Willis was drafted in to guest anchor Loose Women and has since presented on several occasions as a stand-in presenter. She covered for Carol Vorderman after she broke her nose in April 2013. She has also guest presented an episode of The Paul O'Grady Show, while O'Grady was away.
In 2013, Willis co-presented the ITV game show Prize Island with Alexander Armstrong. The show had not returned since.
In 2015, Willis was a team captain on the six-part ITV2 comedy panel show Reality Bites.
On 2 July 2015, it was announced that Willis would present a new three-part series for ITV called The Miracle (working title), about modern miracles.
In 2007, Willis guest hosted the tenth week of Big Brother's Big Mouth. In 2010, Willis began presenting a Celebrity Big Brother online spin-off show entitled Celebrity Big Brother's Big i. While presenting the online spinoff in the same series, Willis also presented another edition of Big Mouth when Davina McCall entered the Big Brother house as part of a task. She was then later announced as the new co-presenter on the final series of Big Brother's Little Brother, hosting opposite George Lamb.
In 2010, it was announced that Willis would replace Melinda Messenger on the Channel 5 series Live from Studio Five, but after only two months, Willis, herself, announced she would be departing in order to co-present Big Brother's Little Brother and was therefore replaced by Jayne Middlemiss.
In 2011, it was confirmed that she would be returning to the revived series, presenting the spin-off show Big Brother's Bit on the Side.
On 13 March 2013, it was reported that Brian Dowling would be axed from Big Brother and be replaced by Willis with a source saying, "Brian has been a great host but Emma is seen by channel chiefs as a true successor to Davina. They're talking to her now about taking over the role from the summer." It was later confirmed, on 2 April 2013 by Channel 5 that Willis would be replacing Dowling as the new host of Big Brother. On 13 June 2013, she began presenting the fourteenth series of Big Brother.
Even though Willis presents the main Big Brother and celebrity series, she still continues to host the spin-off show Bit on the Side, sharing the presenting duties with Rylan Clark. On 2 February 2015, it was announced that Willis was to present her final edition of Bit on the Side that night, and Clark would take over as the main presenter of the spin off show.
On 30 March 2014, Willis presented the Mum of the Year Awards, with the highlights being shown on Channel 5 that same evening.
In 2013, Willis was confirmed as the replacement for Holly Willoughby on the BBC One talent show The Voice UK. On 11 January 2014, she began co-presenting the third series with JLS singer Marvin Humes, who replaced Reggie Yates.
In March 2014, it was announced that The Voice UK had been renewed for two future series. Both Willis and Humes returned to the show for the fourth series in 2015. “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.”
Willis, and Reggie Yates co-hosted the Saturday night game show Prized Apart on BBC One. The series began on 13 June 2015 and was axed after the first series, due to poor ratings.
On 5 August 2012, Willis began co-presenting Sunday Morning Breakfast with Stephen Mulhern across the Heart Network.
In 2015, she became the celebrity ambassador for the shaving brand Gillette Venus.
In September 2013, Willis received a longlist nomination for 'Most Popular Entertainment Presenter' at the National Television Awards in 2014. It was her second successive longlist nomination for the award.
On 5 July 2008, Emma Griffiths married Busted member Matt Willis at Rushton Hall, Northamptonshire after three years of dating. The wedding was featured in OK magazine. She gave birth to their first child, daughter Isabelle Catherine Willis, on 20 June 2009, in Portland Hospital, London. On 25 November 2011, the couple had a baby boy, Ace Billy Willis. On 8 December 2015, it was confirmed that she and Matt Willis are expecting a third child.
Willis is an Aston Villa supporter, her hometown club. She is an ambassador for The Prince's Trust.
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Channel 5, BBC, ITV and Heart FM
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