The Voice 2014: Emma Willis "terrified" of live shows

Emma Willis (Big Brother 2013)

New host of The Voice UK Emma Willis has confessed she's "terrified" of the live shows.

The BBC one series only started its blind auditions at the weekend but Emma is already worried about the finals in the Spring.

Despite a wealth of experience in presenting, currently fronting Celebrity Big Brother on Channel 5, this is definitely Emma's biggest gig yet.

She admitted: “This is the biggest audience I’ll have ever worked to and that is terrifying.

"But if you’re doing something you love, and you’re genuinely into it, that is the last thing on your mind.

"Once you’re out there and you’re into it, you just enjoy it and have fun.”

Emma replaced Holly Willoughby on the series this year after the BBC offered her the job without so much as a screen test.

“I never thought that my first job for the BBC would be on one of its flagship primetime shows,” she told the Daily Mirror. “My agent called and told me I’d been offered it outright, which had never happened to me before.”

And Emma put it all down to her time on Big Brother, which she has appeared on since its days back on Channel 4.

“It’s because I know the show inside out and I feel comfortable there. The Voice is ­relatively new but it’s a massive show, a worldwide success," she added. "You don’t want to be the one who lets the team down.”

The Voice UK airs Saturday nights on BBC One.

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