Holly Willoughby and Reggie Yates have been named as the hosts of new Bbc talent show The Voice - a rival to Itv's X Factor and a programme that uses blind auditions to judge singing hopefuls purely on their voice.
Willoughby is perhaps best known for her presenting duties on This Morning and Dancing on Ice, but is also a regular panellist on Keith Lemon's quirky quiz show Celebrity Juice. Reggie meanwhile is the current host of Radio 1's chart show and once hosted Top of the Pops. The presenting duo join London-born singer Jessie J, who has already been announced as a judge, while Kylie Minogue and Welsh legend Tom Jones are understood to be mulling over offers. The show has already proved a sensation in America, where the judging panel featured big names such as Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green. Holly, 30, spoke of her delight at joining the show, saying, "When it launched in America I watched one of the shows and thought it was just a fantastic format," said Willoughby.When I heard it was coming to the Uk I thought to myself how incredible it would be to be a part of it, it's going to be one roller coaster of a ride and I can't wait to get started!".
The Voice originally began in the Netherlands, but has since been sold to 30 countries worldwide.