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Tuesday 17 October 2017

Holly Willoughby gives Voice a rest to spend time with family

Holly Willoughby is stepping down from her role as co-host of talent show The Voice to concentrate on her family. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)
Holly Willoughby is stepping down from her role as co-host of talent show The Voice to concentrate on her family. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)
Holly Willoughby is stepping down from her role as co-host of talent show The Voice to concentrate on her family (Photo by Mark Robert Milan/FilmMagic)
Holly Willoughby is stepping down from her role as co-host of talent show The Voice to concentrate on her family (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)
Holly Willoughby is stepping down from her role as co-host of talent show The Voice (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)

Lauren Turner

Holly Willoughby is stepping down from her role as co-host of talent show The Voice to concentrate on her family, the BBC has announced.

The mother-of-two will be replaced by Emma Willis, who presented Celebrity Big Brother.

Reggie Yates, Willoughby's co-presenter, is also leaving the BBC One singing contest, with his replacement set to be announced next week.

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 team the best of luck."

The This Morning presenter has hosted the first two series of the show with Yates, who said: "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."

Willis, who has also had presenting slots on This Morning and hosts Heart FM's Sunday breakfast show, 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."

Kylie Minogue was revealed as a judge on the third series last week, joining Tom Jones and will.i.am. The identity of the fourth judge has not been revealed. The next series of The Voice will begin in January 2014.

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