The Voice UK: Holly Willoughby will be back in 2013!

Holly (The Voice UK)

Holly Willoughby will be back hosting The Voice UK in 2013, it's been claimed.

The former Xtra Factor presenter fronted the first series with Radio 1 DJ Reggie Yates earlier this year.

Now it's been reported that Beeb bosses have signed Holly for a second year, on a deal thought to be worth around £400,000.

A supposed BBC source told the Sunday People at the weekend: "Holly was a massive success for The Voice earlier this year.

"She was hugely popular with the viewers so it was a no brainer to get her back. BBC bosses really wanted her and she can't wait for auditions to start."

BBC One boss Danny Cohen previously said that he hoped Sir Tom Jones, Will.i.am and Danny O’Donoghue would all return next year along with Jessie.

“We thought they made a very big impact for a first series and we want them all to come back,” he said last month. “We haven’t signed any contracts yet, so I can’t say anything official. But we said at the end of the first series that we wanted all of our coaches to come back.”

The Beeb chief also revealed plans for “dramatic changes” for series two, including less live shows and more audition rounds.

“Those live shows, the audience became over familiar with the grammar,” explained the channel controller. “It still works on Strictly and The X Factor, but audiences became over familiar with it.

“It’s not rocket science to say that the Blind Auditions were the best bit of the series.”

The Voice UK will return to BBC One in the new year.

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