The Voice UK 2013: Holly Willoughby "excited" to be back

Holly and Reggie

Holly Willoughby has said she's excited to be back hosting The Voice UK 2013.

The show returns on BBC One later this year, and Holly thinks the series is "very different" from current talent contests.

Mentioning no names, of course.

The second series of the new reality format will once again go head to head with Britain's Got Talent on Saturday nights this spring, and Holly reckons the show is a winner.

"It's a brilliant show, it's a show that I strongly believe in," the former Dancing On Ice presenter said last month.

Speaking at the National Television Awards, Holly continued: "It's very different to any of the other talent shows you've seen and it's purely about the voice."

Holly, who will be hosting the show alongside Reggie Yates for a second year, added: "I'm very excited to be hosting The Voice, it's a big opportunity for me."

Meanwhile, Holly's co-host Reggie has defended the show from criticism n its first year, saying it will get better.

"If you look at the first episode to the final, you can see the production, the lighting got better. We got better, everything got better week on week because we were learning," he said. “To compare us to The X Factor which has been on for nine years just feels unfair.

"We’d just started and if you rule out all the comparisons and look at what we did then I think you’d see we did a bloody good job first time around.”

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