Emma Willis had "loads of fun" being a coach on 'The Voice'.

Emma Willis serves as a coach on The Voice after nearly a decade as presenter

Emma Willis serves as a coach on The Voice after nearly a decade as presenter

The 47-year-old presenter has hosted the ITV1 singing competition since 2014 but in a shock twist will serve briefly as a judge on the upcoming series - which is set to hit screens in November - as she steps in for will.i.am during his absence.

She told The Daily Star's HOTTV column: "I had loads of fun!" This series everyone who got up on stage was just incredible. With each person, it seemed like the

talent just got better and better. That's a testament to the show as you have to be good to take part, which makes it nearly impossible to whittle it down at the end."

The former 'Big Brother' presenter - who appears alongside music stars Anne-Marie, Olly Murs, Sir Tom Jones on the panel - went on to describe the team at 'The Voice' as "one big family"' and is pleased that the latest search for the next big singer is underway.

She said: "It feels lovely to be back. We are one big family so it's nice to get going again. Everyone is really settled as we all know what we are doing."

The news comes shortly after it was confirmed that former 'X Factor' contestant Olly, 39, had been axed from the show after five years and '2002' singer Anne Marie also reportedly faces the chop.

A source told The Sun newspaper's Bizarre column: "Anne-Marie has loved being part of the show but producers want to give the series a refresh.

"ITV wants to ensure that the show pulls in teens, so they are always looking at who is hot in the music world."

A spokesperson from the broadcaster told OK!: "The Voice UK returns to ITV1 and ITVX for a brand new series on Saturday 4th November at 8:25 pm featuring coaches will.i.am, Sir Tom Jones, Anne-Marie and Olly Murs. Details of the 2024 series will be confirmed in due course."