Emma Willis says hosting Big Brother requires "treading a fine line"

Emma Willis

Emma Willis admits she has to tread a "fine line" hosting Big Brother.

The TV presenter has been fronting the Channel 5 show since 2013 and will be back in charge again this summer.

In a new interview, Emma confessed that hosting the series required her to try and be as unbiased as possible, even if some viewers may feel otherwise.

She said: "Presenting Big Brother is about treading a fine line. I don’t think it’s my job to judge someone having only watched them on a TV show.

"It’s funny – some people think I am overly diplomatic and nice to contestants when I interview them after an eviction, whereas others think I have a bad poker-face and therefore must have favourites."

Chatting to You magazine in the Daily Mail on Sunday, Emma continued: "Of course, there will be viewers who love a contestant and some who hate them – I have to present from the middle and ask the questions both sides want to hear."

And Emma confessed: "Sometimes my chin hits the floor when I watch the show, but you have to take a step back and say, ‘It’s just a TV show!’"

The new series of Big Brother doesn't have a start date yet which is good news for Emma who is expecting her third child any day now.

"I would have liked the due date not to have fallen where it has," she admitted. "Not least because Matt goes on tour a week later. It's not perfectly timed... Well, it's perfectly timed for him!"

Big Brother 2016 will air on Channel 5 this summer.

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