Emma Willis back for The Voice UK in 2019 - and hopes all the coaches join her

The Voice UK Emma Willis

Emma Willis fully plans to return to The Voice UK in 2019, and hopes the coaches join her.

Emma has been fronting the singing contest for a number of years now, both on BBC One and in its new home on ITV.

This year she was joined by returning coaches Will.i.am, Sir Tom Jones and Jennifer Hudson, plus Olly Murs.

Speaking after the final of this year's series, Emma said she fully intended to return for next year's run - so long as she's asked.

“If they want me back I’ll be here – 100 per cent,” Emma said. “I ­enjoy being around the people who work on the show. It feels ­comfortable for me and like a home.

“Music is something I love and it’s great seeing people ­achieving what they want to do in life. I like doing things for people. I like seeing people doing well.”

Emma is also hoping she's joined by the same coaches, saying that this year's line up "nailed it".

In an interview with the Daily Mirror, Emma said: I love Will’s unpredictability, I want Jennifer to be my best mate, Olly is like my little brother and Tom melts my heart. We nailed it with the panel. You’ve got to get that chemistry.

“When Olly’s name came out people were going, ‘He’s been on X Factor. He can’t do it.’

“But you don’t know until he’s put in the chair.”

It was Ruti Olajugbagbe who won The Voice UK 2018 in this month's live show, beating the bookies' favourite Donel Mangena to the title.

Following her victory, Ruti said: "I wasn't expecting this... I didn't expect to get to the blind audition, I don't know what to say!"

The student praised her mentor Sir Tom Jones, saying he had "always believed in me, since the blind auditions".

The show will return in 2019 for a brand new series with auditions open now

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