Last month we told you that there was rumours that Emma Willis was taking over the presenting role on Big Brother this year but now it has been confirmed!
Channel 5 confirmed the news on Facebook saying that she will be taking over from Brian Dowling who has hated the show for the last 3 years.
Emma will host both Big Brother and Celebrity Big Brother as she has hosted the after show Big Brother’s Bit on the Side since 2010.
Emma has commented about getting the new job saying:
“I am thrilled to have been offered this job. I’m a fan first and foremost so to be able to front the show is going to be amazing. Roll on the summer!”
Direction of the show Ben Frow has said:
“Emma is a natural on screen, she’s made the spin off show her own and now the time is totally right for her to step up. I know she’ll take Big Brother to the next level and I can’t wait to see her dealing with the housemates both famous and soon to be famous. I’d also like to thank Brian Dowling for doing such a sterling job over the last two years. He’s been a big part of the success of the show and I wish him the very best. ”