JLS' Marvin Humes confirmed to present The Voice with Emma Willis

Published Tuesday, Sep 17 2013, 18:04 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
JLS' Marvin Humes has been confirmed as the new co-host of The Voice.

Rumours that Marvin would join Emma Willis in fronting the BBC One show began swirling earlier today, and now producers have confirmed that Marvin will indeed team up with the Big Brother host.

In a statement Marvin said: "I'm so excited to be a part of the new series of The Voice. I have always been a big fan of the show and love that musicians are given such a great opportunity to reach such a wide audience.

"I'm thrilled to be working alongside Emma and be part of a new team on The Voice. It's going to be even bigger and better with this new series. I can't wait to start."

'Daybreak' TV Programme, London, Britain. - 05 Jun 2013
JLS singer Marvin Humes
5 Jun 2013

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He added on Twitter: "Yes the rumours are true..I'm thrilled to be a part of @BBCTheVoiceUK family..Co-hosting with @Emma_Willis is gonna be amazing! So excited!"

His wife Rochelle, meanwhile, tweeted: "So proud of my @MarvinHumes becoming the new host of @BBCTheVoiceUK so so exciting!! Such a proud wifey right now. love you lots."

Marvin, of course, is no stranger to singing reality shows, having launched into the public eye with JLS on The X Factor.

He's also been steadily building up his presenting resume through regular appearances on Daybreak as an entertainment reporter, his Capital FM radio shows, and a recent stint hosting This Morning with wife Rochelle.

Mark Linsey, BBC Controller of Entertainment Commissioning, said: "It's great to have Marvin on board and I think he and Emma will work really well together. He is perfectly placed to encourage the acts throughout the competition."

Moira Ross, Head of Entertainment at Wall To Wall, added: "I am thrilled that Marvin will be joining The Voice UK to co-present the series alongside Emma. I think it could be the start of a lively presenting relationship and I can't wait to get started."

Marvin and Rochelle Humes on This Morning - 23 August 2013


Marvin and Rochelle presenting This Morning on 23 August 2013.

Meanwhile, Charlotte Moore, Controller of BBC One, said: "Emma and Marvin make a fresh and dynamic presenting team for the new series, and Marvin's JLS experience makes him well placed to relate to our artists."

Marvin and Emma are taking the presenting roles vacated by Holly Willoughy and Reggie Yates, who both announced recently they would not return for a third series.

The second series of The Voice was won by Northern Irish singer Andrea Begley, who was coached by The Script's Danny O'Donoghue.

Danny and fellow judge Jessie J will not return for a third time, but Australian pop star Kylie Minogue has been drafted in as a new coach. She'll join regular coaches will.i.am and Sir Tom Jones when the show returns in January 2014.