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Emma Louise Willis (née Griffiths; born 18 March 1976) is an English television presenter, radio personality, and former model. She is known for her television and radio work with Channel 5, BBC, ITV, and Heart FM. Willis has presented Big Brother and Celebrity Big Brother (2013–2018), as well as the spin-off series Big Brother's Bit on the Side (2011–2015). Since 2014, she has presented The Voice UK. In 2019, Willis presented the second series of The Circle.
On 5 July 2008, Emma Griffiths married Busted member Matt Willis at Rushton Hall, Northamptonshire, after three years of dating. The wedding was featured in OK magazine. She gave birth to their first child, a daughter, in June 2009. In November 2011, the couple had a second child, a son, and in May 2016, Willis gave birth to her third child, a girl.In an episode of Who Do You Think You Are?, Willis confirmed that she has longstanding roots in Birmingham, West Midlands with her family tree being traced back to her great-great-great-grandfather, who was named James Gretton and was listed as a Horn and Hair Merchant in the census records. She also found she had Irish ancestors, a fact that came as a surprise to her. The revelations about her ancestry left her extremely uncomfortable with the actions of one, who she discovered was a violent Orangeman, but overall she was happy to have found a connection to her more broad Irish heritage.In 2019, Willis obtained a qualification as a maternity care assistant following her experience on the W series Delivering Babies.
Emma Willis was born in Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, attending Wylde Green Primary School and then John Willmott School in Sutton Coldfield. She began modelling at the age of 17 and during her career worked for a range of magazines, retailers and companies including Marie Claire, Elle, Vogue, GAP and Chanel.
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