The BBC has officially announced that current Big Brother presenter Emma Willis will be taking over from Reggie Yates and Holly Willoughby as host of The Voice UK 2014, with a fresh co-host to be revealed shortly.
Both Holly and Reggie have apparently chosen to step aside, leaving the way clear for Emma. Though this undoubtedly represents a great opportunity for the former face of MTV, is the decision a step forward or back for the show as a whole?
Following what we considered to be a strong series earlier this year, The Voice will have received a considerable shake up by time the new series comes around. Although the ratings may not back up our opinion, we think 2013’s Voice saw one of the strongest selection of singers on any talent show for sometime.
It was recently announced that Kylie Minogue would take Jessie J’s place alongside will.i.am and Sir Tom with a second new coach to be added soon. Seeing as talent alone isn’t enough, we’ll have to wait and see whether the changes to the shows presenting and coaching line-ups manages to temp the viewers in.
We have to believe a lot could be at stake for The Voice in 2014 because if series 3 proves to be a ratings flop, there’ll be little chance of a series 4.
Amidst all the current X Factor hype though, these recent announcements at least serve as a “Don’t forget about us” message, to reality TV viewers.