Emma Willis: The Voice host opens up on struggles at home as she reveals lockdown move
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The Voice host Emma Willis, 44, has discussed her struggles and “frustration” about being at home during lockdown, which led her to create an idea to bid people’s spirits amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Emma Willis revealed her latest project in an interview Alex Jones and Alex Scott on The One Show this evening, in which she discussed life in lockdown. The former Big Brother host lives at home with her husband Matt Willis and their three children Trixie, Ace and Isabelle.
Like the rest of the UK, Emma has been following the Government’s lockdown measures, which were put in place in a bid to combat the deadly disease.
But, the mother-of-three admitted putting normal life on hold affected her as she wanted to help others.
Host Alex Scott said to the presenter: “In lockdown, you have decided to come up with a new idea.
“At the start of lockdown you said actually you were struggling a bit.”
Emma explained: “Yeah, I think everybody is struggling in one way or another because our normal has suddenly disappeared.
“For the first couple of weeks, what I struggled with was not being able to do anything to help in any way, it was that kind of immense frustration.
“I kept going, ‘I just want to do something to help’ and then I spoke to G [Giovanna] about it and she was like, ‘Yes lets come up with a way to help’.
“I’m better at thinking at night so during a trip to the loo at 3am, I was literally sitting there like, ‘What can I do?’
“I thought, I know a few people who a few people around the country like so why don’t we see if they will donate their time for people donating money.
“And, Be My Guest was born.”
Emma and Giovanna’s latest project allows lucky people to have a one-on-one video conference with a celebrity.
Celebrities who have signed up so far include Spice Girl Mel C and Paloma Faith.
Donations will be put towards charities Mind, Refuge, The Trussell Trust and NHS Charities Together.
Also on the BBC show this evening, Emma was asked about the future of The Voice.
Like many other live shows on television, the singing contest has been postponed amid the pandemic.
Discussing this, Emma said: “We’re just playing it by ear, like everything at the minute.
“We still have The Voice kids final to do and of course the semi-final and final of the adult version.”
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