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Emma Willis confirmed as presenter of The Voice UK when it moves to ITV

Emma Willis will host The Voice UK when it moves to ITV next year Credit: PA

Emma Willis has been confirmed as the presenter of The Voice UK when it makes it debut on ITV early next year.

The 40-year-old, who has been at the helm of the talent show - which was formerly broadcast on the BBC - since 2014, said she is "absolutely delighted".

ITV has confirmed the departure of Willis' former co-host Marvin Humes who joined the series in 2014

"Marvin won't be appearing on next year's series, but remains very much a part of the ITV family, and we look forward to working with him on other projects in the near future," a statement said.

The 2016 coaches were Will.i.am, Ricky Wilson, Paloma Faith and Boy George but ITV is yet to announce the judging panel.

The judge and presenter line-up on the final series of 'The Voice' on the BBC. Credit: PA

Former Liberty X star Kevin Simm, coached by Wilson, won the last ever BBC One edition of The Voice UK earlier this year.

Kevin Simm was crowned winner of The Voice in 2016. Credit: PA

The nationwide search to find a new singing talent in 2017 is now under way, with producers' auditions visiting six cities across the UK this summer.

The winner will be given a record contract with Polydor Records, home to music stars such as Take That and Ellie Goulding.

All musical vocalists are welcome to apply, either as soloists or duos.