Emma Willis has insisted that she’ll never leave her role as the main presenter of Big Brother, despite becoming the face of The Voice UK.
In October last year, BBC One announced that the 37-year-old will take over from Holly Willoughby on the talent contest when it returns later this month, in what is her highest profile presenting job to date.
However, despite having now hit the big time, self-confessed Big Brother fanatic Emma has told Star magazine that its bosses will have to sack her before she leaves the show, in a statement that echoed those of its former Channel 4 host Davina McCall.
“I’m not going anywhere,” she assured. “I don’t plan to leave Big Brother any time soon – they’ll have to get rid of me!”
McCall was repeatedly the subject of rumours suggesting she had quit Big Brother throughout her time on the show, but stuck with it until its final series on C4 in 2010.
Meanwhile, Willis also addressed the departure of AJ Odudu, who was recently dropped from spin-off Big Brother’s Bit On The Side in a ‘mutual agreement’ with Channel 5.
“It’s such a shame,” she mused. “She’s such a lovely girl but I’ve no doubt in my mind we’ll be seeing her somewhere cool very soon because she’s great.”
Emma is back on our screens with the live launch of Celebrity Big Brother 2014 tonight at 9.00pm on Channel 5.