39 Facts About Emma Willis


Emma Willis is known for her television and radio work with Channel 5, BBC, ITV, and Heart FM.


In 2019 and 2021, Emma Willis presented the second and third series of The Circle.


Emma Willis was born in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, attending Wylde Green Primary School and then John Willmott School in Sutton Coldfield.


Emma Willis began modelling at the age of 15, and during her career worked for a range of magazines, retailers and companies including Marie Claire, Elle, Vogue, GAP and Chanel.


Emma Willis got her first big break presenting on MTV in 2002 before presenting various other shows, including guest-hosting shows such as CD:UK, This Morning and Loose Women.


In 2007, Emma Willis presented ITV2 spin-off series I'm a Celebrity.


Emma Willis presented numerous episodes of The Hot Desk on ITV2 between 2008 and 2014.

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In September 2012, Emma Willis became a permanent presenter on This Morning, presenting segments in The Hub, taking over from Coleen Nolan.


Emma Willis was a stand-in presenter on the main show when Holly Willoughby or Ruth Langsford were absent and returned to guest present the show with Rylan Clark-Neal in 2018.


Emma Willis hosted two series of the ITV2 reality show Girlfriends in 2012 and 2013.


On 16 November 2012, Emma Willis was drafted in to guest anchor Loose Women and has since presented on several occasions as a stand-in presenter.


In 2013, Emma Willis guest presented an episode of The Paul O'Grady Show, while O'Grady was away.


In 2013, Emma Willis co-presented the ITV game show Prize Island with Alexander Armstrong.


In 2015, Emma Willis was a team captain on the six-part ITV2 comedy panel show Reality Bites, hosted by Stephen Mulhern.


Emma Willis presented two series of The Voice Kids on ITV since 2017.


Emma Willis co-presented the 2017 BRIT Awards in February alongside Dermot O'Leary.


Emma Willis hosted The BRITs Are Coming for a second year in 2018.


Emma Willis presented Your Song in 2017, a one-off special for ITV.


In 2007, Emma Willis guest hosted the tenth week of Big Brother's Big Mouth.


In 2010, Willis began presenting a Celebrity Big Brother online spin-off show entitled Celebrity Big Brother's Big i While presenting the online spin-off in the same series, Willis presented another edition of Big Mouth when Davina McCall entered the Big Brother house as part of a task.


Emma Willis was then later announced as the new co-presenter on the final series of Big Brother's Little Brother, hosting opposite George Lamb.


In 2019, Emma Willis replaced Alice Levine and Maya Jama as host of The Circle.


In 2010, it was announced that Emma Willis would replace Melinda Messenger on the Channel 5 series Live from Studio Five, but after only two months, Emma Willis announced she would be departing in order to co-present Big Brother's Little Brother and was therefore replaced by Jayne Middlemiss.


On 13 March 2013, it was reported that Brian Dowling would be axed from Big Brother and be replaced by Willis with a source saying, 'Brian has been a great host but Emma is seen by channel chiefs as a true successor to Davina.


On 2 February 2015, it was announced that Emma Willis was to present her final edition of Bit on the Side that night, and Clark would take over as the main presenter of the spin off show.

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Emma Willis infamously interrogated Winston McKenzie during his exit interview on Celebrity Big Brother over his controversial opinions.


Emma Willis has expressed personal pride on this moment in her career.


On 30 March 2014, Emma Willis presented the Mum of the Year Awards, with the highlights being shown on Channel 5 that same evening.


In 2013, Emma Willis was confirmed as the replacement for Holly Willoughby on the BBC One talent show The Voice UK.


Emma Willis is a guest presenter on The One Show from time to time.


On 5 August 2012, Emma Willis began co-presenting Sunday Morning Breakfast with Stephen Mulhern across the Heart network.


On 21 March 2023, Emma Willis partnered with Absolute Collagen for their 'Strong in your own skin' campaign.


In September 2013, Emma Willis received a longlist nomination for Most Popular Entertainment Presenter at the National Television Awards in 2014.


On 5 July 2008, Emma Griffiths married Busted member Matt Willis at Rushton Hall, Northamptonshire, after three years of dating.


Emma Willis gave birth to their first child, Isabelle, in June 2009.


In November 2011, the couple had a second child, Ace, and in May 2016, Emma Willis gave birth to her third child, Trixie.


Emma Willis found she had Irish ancestors, a fact that came as a surprise to her.


In 2019, Emma Willis obtained a qualification as a maternity care assistant following her experience on the W series Delivering Babies.


In 2023, Emma Willis was featured in the documentary, Matt Emma Willis: Fighting Addiction.