The Voice UK 2013: Holly Willoughby would pick Jessie J as her mentor

Holly (The Voice UK)

The Voice UK 2013 host Holly Willoughby has revealed she would pick Jessie J to mentor her if she was a contestant on the show.

Holly, who is co-presenting the new BBC one reality series with Radio 1 DJ Reggie Yates - said she'd love to have the 'Price Tag' singer coaching her.

In a twist to the typical talent show format, the series sees the hopefuls given the power to decide which star to team up with, with Jessie, Will.i.am, Danny O'Donoghue and Sir Tom Jones doing their best to persuade acts to join them.

This Morning host Holly said: "I do genuinely love them all, but if I were to be honest, I do have a soft spot for Jessie J. If I were a contestant, I'd pick her to be my coach.

"I'm drawn to her, she has this incredible energy about her. She's so cool and she's only 23! I wasn't as cool as her when I was 23, that's for sure."

Holly also insisted that despite having a new 'TV Husband' in Reggie, no one would be replacing her ex-Dancing On Ice pal Phillip Schofield.

She added to OK! magazine: "I love Phil to death, but I've known Reggie since I worked on 'CBBC'. Working with Reggie is going brilliantly so far, but as for my new TV husband, of course he hasn't replaced Phil. No one can!"

The Voice UK will return to BBC One later this month.

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