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Emma Willis replaces Brian Dowling as new Channel 5 Big Brother host

2 April 2013 1:17 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Emma Willis has been confirmed as the new presenter of Big Brother and Celebrity Big Brother on Channel 5.

Willis has been promoted from spinoff show Bit on the Side and replaces Brian Dowling, who has been the main show's host since it moved to Channel 5 in 2011.

"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!" said Willis.

Channel 5's director of programmes Ben Frow said: "Emma is a natural on screen, she's made the spinoff 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 »

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