Holly Willoughby 'nervous but excited' for The Voice UK launch this month

Holly Willoughby

The Voice UK co-host Holly Willoughby has admitted that she's both nervous and excited for the launch of the show later this month.

The new BBC One reality series will kick off on Saturday nights, with a rumoured start date of March 24.

Holly, who is presenting the show alongside Radio 1 DJ Reggie Yates, told Cosmopolitan magazine that she couldn't wait to get started.

"I'm really excited about The Voice," Holly said. "I'd watched all the press unfold about the American version - how well it had done, and the incredible coaches - and as soon as there was talk of it coming to the UK, I thought, 'Wow, that is absolutely something I would love to do'."

The series sees four coaches - Jessie J, will.i.am, Tom Jones and Danny O'Donoghue - build up teams of singers, who will go on to compete in a series of live shows, with the public determining one winner.

"Obviously I'm used to live TV with 'This Morning', but entering into any new show is scary and I'll definitely be nervous on the first live show," Holly admits.

She adds: "It really helps that I'm doing it with Reggie - we started at CBBC together, although this is the first time we've actually worked together."

The Voice UK will air on BBC One.

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