CBB and The Voice UK host Emma Willis: "I've never met Simon Cowell"

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Emma Willis has revealed she has never met X Factor boss Simon Cowell.

The Voice UK co-host Emma was asked about *those* rumours from earlier this month which claimed she and her Celebrity Big Brother co-star Rylan Clark were being lined up to take over the presenting reigns on The X Factor.

Well, it's not true, says Emma.

Speaking on Alan Carr's Chatty Man Christmas special, Emma said she was surprised to see the story in the papers.

Emma Willis, Marvin Humes appears on Alan Carr: Chatty Man Christmas special - 25 December 2015.

© Channel 4

Emma and her Voice co-host Marvin Humes speak to Alan Carr.

"I've definitely not been asked to," she said. "I've never even met Simon Cowell before."

A stunned Alan replied: "You've never met him! Why have you not met him? You would think you would have met him."

Emma replied: "I don't know. I've never met him. I haven't."

Simon Cowell on The X Factor.
6 December 2015.

© ITV / Supplied by WENN

Emma has never met Simon Cowell.

Emma wasn't the only one surprised at Simon's apparent job offer, as Rylan revealed a few weeks ago that he had no idea about it too...

Rylan said on This Morning: "Emma texted me this morning saying 'have you seen the paper?' So I stopped at the garage and got my coffee and there it was, I saw it.

"Look, if there is any truth in this, it's the first I've heard of it….but I think Olly and Caroline have done a great job."

Alan Carr's Chatty Man Christmas special - 9pm, Channel 4, on Friday 25 December - Christmas Day

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