Emma Willis to replace Holly Willoughby as The Voice host

The Voice has undergone yet another shake-up with the news that Emma Willis is to replace Holly Willoughby and Reggie Yates as the host of series three.

Emma – who has spent the past few months fronting Big Brother and Celebrity Big Brother – was revealed as the new presenter after Holly announced she was leaving the show to spend more time with her family.

She broke the news to her followers on Twitter, saying: “After much consideration, I will not be returning for series 3 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 everyone the best of luck.”

Holly also confirmed Emma’s appointment via her page – with the latter then revealing she was ‘insanely excited’ to be joining the show.

Her new co-host will be announced in due course.

Holly’s departure is the latest in a raft of changes which have hit the BBC One show since the second series ended in June.

Both Danny O’Donoghue and Jessie J have quit the judging panel, although will.i.am and Tom Jones have confirmed they will be returning.

Kylie Minogue was revealed to be taking Jessie’s spinning chair earlier this week, although a replacement for Danny has yet to be announced.

The series will also begin earlier next year, kicking off in January 2014 instead of March in a bid to avoid a clash with Britain’s Got Talent.

Instead it is likely to go head to head with ITV shows Splash! and Dancing On Ice, both of which are due to return early next year.